If you enjoy spending time outdoors or hunting, this large folding knife is designed to tackle most tasks you may encounter. Equipped with a look-back mechanism and Teflon washers, the blade of this impressive knife operates smoothly and safely when opening and closing. Remember that this knife is on the larger side, so be sure to consider its size before making a purchase.
Consider this: This knife is crafted entirely by hand in Thiers, the capital of cutlery in Europe. The "Gilles®" Fontenille Pataud knives collection is highly regarded as some of the finest pocket knives available in France. Each knife is made from start to finish by a single craftsman, guaranteeing complete ownership of the final product.
The sheath: This top-quality sheath is made of full-grain leather sourced from France. It features a sturdy metal snap closure and a 1.75" belt loop. The stress points have been reinforced with double stitching to ensure long-lasting use without any issues. The sheath is crafted from ultra-soft, 1/8-inch thick cowhide full-grain leather, providing comfort and durability.
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.
You need to know
Stabilized burled beech "End-Grain" or "Bois Debout" in French harvested in France. End grain is the grain of wood seen when it is cut across the growth rings. Rather than cutting a plank of wood the trunk's length, end grain wood is actually cut at a 90-degree angle to the grain. This type of cut exposes the character of the wood rings and graining.
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: 12C27 Swedish stainless steel, 3.5 mm thick, 56-57 Hrc.
Plates: 1.5 mm stainless.
Decorated forged Spring: 3.5 mm Z20c13 stainless - Hand chiseled
Lock-back system: 3.5 mm thick Z20c13 stainless steel
Blade Size: 9.75 cm (3.85")
Handle Size: 12.70 cm (5") including back lock release
Open Size: 22.5 cm (8.85 ")
Weight: ~ 190 grams (6.7 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.