Le Thiers pocket is the newest and smallest "Thiers series" of pocket knives offered by Fontenille Pataud. This knife is small enough to be carried in a front pocket or a purse.
Handcrafted in Thiers-France, this knife was Le Thiers Pocket 10 cm by the "Coute de Tie," the Guild, which certifies the authenticity of the design. The name Le Thiers ® Nature by Fontenille Pataud” 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 pocket by Fontenille Pataud offers a good balance between the blade and the handle thanks to its special forged spring. A groove into the back of the spring allows the blade to fold in. Le Thiers pocket by Fontenille Pataud provides a secure locking blade, a smooth mechanism, and a solid blade stop to protect the blade's edge.
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.
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
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.
Blade: 14C28N Swedish stainless steel, 2 mm thick, 58-59 Hrc.
Plates: 1 mm stainless.
Decorated Spring & lock-back system: 2 mm stainless - Hand file work
Blade Size: 7.5 cm (2.95")
Handle Size: 10 cm (3.93"), including the back-lock release
Open Size: 17.5 cm (6.88") open
Weight: ~ 80 grams (2.8 oz.)
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.