Named after the village of Yssingeaux (translation from local dialect = five cockerels) this knife honors the Gallic Rooster, the unofficial national bird of France. With his rooster crest look back mechanism and Teflon washers this charismatic knife’s blade action operates smoothly and safely during opening and closing.
Technical aspects: The spring is made from 3 mm thick stainless steel Z20c13 and features a blade-stop that helps maintain the edge of the blade. The fly has a genuine mother of pearl inlay, the spring's top, is hand-chased with a file: This denotes artisan quality, unlike mass-market knives that have welded springs and are machine decorated. The file work details create a unique knife, making each knife one of a kind.
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Handle Material: Horn Tip from domestic African Zebu. 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.
Blade: 12C27 Swedish stainless steel, 3 mm thick, 56-57 Hrc.
Plates: 1.2 mm stainless.
Decorated Spring: 3 mm stainless - Hand file work
Lock-back system: 3 mm thick Z20c13 stainless steel
Blade Size: 8.8 cm (3.45")
Handle Size: 11.27 cm (4.44") including back lock release
Open Size: 20 cm (7.7/8") open
Weight: ~ 93 grams (3.3 oz.).
What is a Forged Bee? You can recognize a forged bee when you look just below it, where it meets the decorated spring. If you do not see any gaps, it's a good sign that the bee and spring were forged from the same piece of metal. You can also recognize a soldered bee by noticing a straight gap/ridge where the bee meets the spring.
Most inexpensive French pocket knives found on the market have a soldered bee. The process of adding the bee to the spring by soldering it saves time and money, this is why the cost of such knives can be substantially less.
What's Included: Pocket knife - Leather Sheath - Numbered Certificate - Warranty & Repair Support