Before the 19th-century emergence of the Laguiole knife, French shepherds relied on a versatile tool known as the "Capuchadou" or "capujadou." This all-purpose knife served various functions, including meal preparation and everyday tasks. The addition of the four-leaf clover symbolized good fortune.
Consider this: This knife was handmade in Europe's capital of cutlery, "Thiers." The Gilles® Fontenille Pataud collections of knives are considered by many to be some of the best pocket knives money can buy. All Knives offered by Gilles are made entirely by a single craftsman, ensuring pride of ownership of the final piece. 100% Made in France
Technical aspects: The spring, crafted from 3 mm thick Z20c13 stainless steel, incorporates a blade-stop to preserve the blade's sharpness. The hand-chased "Shamrock" and handle top, created with a file, signify exceptional artisan quality - starkly contrasting to mass-produced knives with welded springs and machine decorations. These intricate file work details render each knife uniquely one-of-a-kind.
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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Cattle Bone (Bovine, France). Note that it is not unusual to find areas of different shades of beige or/and small streaks of darker colors within the bone. These features only contribute to the uniqueness of such material.
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.
Plates: 1.5 mm stainless.
Decorated Spring: 3 mm stainless - Hand file work
Blade Size: 7.6 cm (3")
Bade: Swedish Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel - 56 Hrc.
Handle Size: 9.52 cm (3.75")
Open Size: 14.25 cm (8.58")
Weight: ~ 94 grams (3.3 oz.)
For best care, refrain from submerging in water and dry immediately. We recommend using Tuf-Glide Oil-Free Lubricant 1/4 oz Pen. Periodically apply a few drops of lubricant to the axle of all moving parts to maintain optimal performance.