Before the development of the Laguiole in the 19th century, French shepherds carried a knife called the "Capuchadou" (or "capujadou"). This knife was used for all daily tasks, from preparing lunch to care for their flocks of sheep. The four leaves clover was added for good luck.
Guilloche:The Guilloché series features additional chiseling of the spring, liners (top & bottom. The "bee" and the spring (4 leaf clover) of this knife are forged from one piece of stainless steel. The shamrock also features a genuine gemstone in its center.
Consider this: This knife was entirely 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 pride of ownership of the final piece. 100% Made in France
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 "Shamrock", as well as the handle's top, are 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.
Handle Material: Ram horn tip (France) Plates: 1.5 mm stainless. Decorated Spring: 3 mm stainless - Hand file work Blade Size: 7.6 cm (3") Bade: Swedish Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel - 56 Hrc. Handle Size: 9.52 cm (3.75") Open Size: 14.25 cm (8.58") Weight: ~ 94 grams (3.3 oz.)