The Yssingeaux (pronounced "e seɪn jo") is named after its birthplace of "Yssingeaux" a village in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France. The version of the knife you see today was baptized Yssingeaux around 1920 but was also found in slightly different formats since the late 1800s under the name "Issoire," "Bourbonnais (1890)", "Façon Chabrol (1908)" and "Le Basque (1912)". Today, Fontenille Pataud offers a slightly more contemporary version of this knife that features a lock back system named "5 Coqs".
Consider this: This knife is 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 pocket knives money can buy. All Knives offered by Gilles are entirely made by a single craftsman from start to finish, ensuring ownership of the final piece. 100% Made in France
Collector Series: This exclusive model features a Damascus blade, and hand-filed spiraled handles treaded with solid sterling silver.
Technical aspects: This knife features a solid hardened blade stop to help prevent the blade's edge from making contact with the spring's inner area. This knife's handle is progressively wider toward the bottom. This characteristic provides a safer grip.
Blade: 3 mm thick Dense Twist™ DS93X™ pattern Stainless Damasteel 2.50mm thick, 56-57 Hrc. Forged in Sweden. Plates: 1.5 mm stainless. Hand file Spring: 3 mm stainless with genuine Mother of Pearl Inlay - Hand file Blade Size: 8.8 cm (3.45") Handle Size: 11 cm (4.33") Open Size: 20 cm (7.80 ") Weight: ~ 86 grams (3 oz.)
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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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Horn Tip from domestic cattle. The tip of the horn is the hardest and most durable, Inferior horn handles are made from the bottom of the horn which will warp with time.
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