The Thiers® Advance by Fontenille Pataud is a sleek, forward-thinking pocket knife with an efficient blade locking system that seamlessly fits your everyday life.
Handcrafted in Thiers-France, the "Coute de Tie," the Guild, approved this knife, certifying the design's authenticity. The name Le Thiers® is a tribute to the city of Thiers. Like Solingen in Germany or Sheffield in England, Thiers has, for several centuries, been the hub of the French knives and cutlery industry. Le Thiers® Advance knife was designed in collaboration with Jean-Pierre Suchéras, France's best cutler,
Technical aspects: The Advance folding knife features a larger than usual front bolster, this feature makes the knife "handle heavy" which can be ideal for those who want to keep their grip on it without maintaining high pressure with their fingers or palm. This pocket knife features a Teflon-assisted Mid-lock system that makes opening and closing effortless. The knife also features a built-in blade stop that prevents the blade from making contact with the spring's inner area.
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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Desert Ironwood (Olneya tesota) - One of the world hardest wood and most difficult to work with due to its density.
This increasingly rare wood comes from dead trees that have been left to dry in the desert heat for decades. As it starts to fossilize, the wood turns reddish brown with a golden hue and beautiful veining. The wood from this very slow growing tree can be well over 100 years old. Harvested in Arizona or Northwestern Mexico.
Good to know: Ironwood can sometimes show tiny knots or small depressions within the wood. This is not considered a defect but rather a characteristic of this wood.
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.
Suminagashi sandwich steel consists of a VG10 central core covered with 33 layers of stainless steel on each side to give the blade flexibility and ductility. This type of metal is used to create high-quality blades that will handle stress better when cutting through thick or tough materials, making it the perfect choice for anyone who wants a sharp knife without sacrificing durability.
Blade: Suminagashi VG10 stainless steel, 3 mm thick, 59 Hrc.
Plates: 1.5 mm stainless.
Bolster 4 mm stainless.
Blade Size: 8.8 cm (3.47")
Handle Size: 11.62 cm (4.57") including back lock release
Open Size: 20.42 cm (~8")
Weight: ~ 92 grams (3.2 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.