The Capuchadou Pocket Knives by Fontenille Pataud.Before the development of the Laguiole in the early 19th century, French shepherds carried a knife called the "Capuchadou" (or "capujadou"). This knife was used for all daily tasks, from preparing lunch to care for their flocks of sheep. The Guilloché series features additional chiseling of the spring and liners (top & bottom. The "bee" and the spring (4 leaf-clover) of these knives are forged from one piece of stainless steel. The shamrock also features an optional genuine gemstone in its center. Fontenille Pataud knives are considered by many to be some of the best French pocket knives money can buy. As with all Fontenille Pataud pocket knives, the cutting edge of the blades is protected by a solidly fixed blade stop.
EXACT KNIFE PICTURED
No one wants to view photos of a beautiful and unique pocket knife and receive something not even close to the representative photo. It is common practice for retailers to show an exceptional knife to trigger a sale and ship something similar but not as attractive. If you are dissatisfied with your knife and you purchased it oversea you will need to: 1. Pay for costly international return shipping or 2. Keep the knife and wish you had purchased it from us. This is why we take photos of each pocket knife, you can see exactly what you are going to receive. Although taking 1000's of photos a month is literary a full time position we don't charge extra for this service!
THINGS TO LOOK FOR
1. The file work on the springs' top are individually hand-filled. As a result, each top is unique.
2. Two handles made from the same type of material can have very different patterns.