Named after the village of Yssingeaux (translation from local dialect = five cockerels), this knife honors the Gallic Rooster, the unofficial national bird of France. With his rooster crest look-back mechanism and Teflon washers, this charismatic knife's blade action operates smoothly and safely during opening and closing.
This knife was handmade in Europe's capital of cutlery, "Thiers." The "Gilles®" Fontenille Pataud collection of knives are considered by many to be some of the best French pocket knives money can buy. All Knives offered by Gilles are entirely made by a single craftsman, ensuring pride of ownership of the final piece.
Technical aspects: Smooth, easy opening & closing are provided by a Teflon-assisted lock back system. This knife also features a solid hardened blade stop to help prevent the blade's edge from contacting the inner area of the spring. 100% Made in France
You will receive the actual folding knife shown in the photos.
No one wants to view photos of a beautiful and unique knife and receive something not even close to the representative image; this is why we take pictures of each piece. Select your One-Of-A-Kind knife!
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The file work on the springs (top of handle) are individually hand filled by a French artisan, therefore all are different. Additionally, two handles made from the same material can have very different patterns.
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Briarwood (Erica arborea) - From plateaux burl, the outer edge of the burl.
Harvested in France.
Pocket knives are shipped same business day from Florida when ordered by 4 PM Eastern time. UPS delivery can be expected in 1 to 3 business days depending on destination. International shipping options are available at checkout.
Blade: 14C28Nstainless steel, 3mm thick, 56-57 Hrc.
Plates: 1.5 mm stainless.
Decorated Spring: 3 mm stainless - Hand file work
Bee/Fly: Genuine Mother of Pearl Inlay
Lock-back system: 3 mm thick Z20c13 stainless steel
Blade Size: 8.8 cm (3.45")
Handle Size: 11.27 cm (4.44") including back lock release
Open Size: 20 cm (7.7/8 ")
Weight: ~ 93 grams (3.3 oz.)
Sheath we recommend: Randonneur Prestige size 10/11 cm
Hand wash only, do not immerse in water. We Recommend the use of Tuf-Glide Oil-Free Lubricant 1/4 oz Pen. Periodically place a couple of drops of lubricant on the axle of all moving parts.