5 Coqs Pocket Knife - Amourette & Mother of Pearl Inlay
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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.
This knife was 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 French pocket knives money can buy. All Knives offered by Gilles are entirely made by a single craftsman, ensuring pride of ownership of the final piece.
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. 100% Made in France
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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!
Things to Look For 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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Snakewood aka Amourette (Brosimum guianense) is a gorgeous wood that originates mostly from Brazil's Suriname valley. The part sold as snakewood is really the heartwood of the much larger tree. This wood is usually felled with axes and carried on the backs of natives over streams and through jungle areas. Each tree felled is monitored, the Brazilian government has developed a strict permit process to control harvesting. The name was inspired by the snakeskin-like markings that decorate this exotic wood. Initially deep red in color, snakewood changes color upon being exposed to air, making the wood eventually turn reddish-brown, as you see it today.
Pocket knives are shipped same business day from Florida when ordered by 2 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: 14C28Nstainless steel, 3mm thick, 56-57 Hrc. Plates: 1.5 mm stainless. Decorated Spring: 3 mm stainless - Hand file work Bee/Fly: Genuine Mother of Pearl Inlay 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 ") Weight: ~ 93 grams (3.3 oz.)