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 of their flocks of sheep. Fontenille Pataud, the makers of the some of the finest cutlery in France are proud to reissue and interpret the ancestor of the Laguiole knife. Entirely hand made in Europe's capital of cutlery "Thiers." The “Gilles®” Fontenille Pataud collection of knives are of the highest quality. All Knives offered by Gilles are entirely made by a single craftsman from start to finish ensuring pride of ownership of the final piece. Included with your purchase are a numbered warranty certificate and a soft leather storage sheath. Made in France Construction: The Guilloché series features additional chiseling of the spring, liners (top & bottom) as well as the blade top. The bee and the spring (clover) of this knife are forged from one piece of stainless steel. The shamrock also features a genuine Lapis lazuli gemstone. Handle Material: Black Horn Tip / Bos Taurus (France) with Stainless Steel needle/studs inlay. Blade: 12c27 Sandvik Stainless steel, 3 mm thick. Hardness: 56 HRC. Technical tips: 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 whole "Shamrock" spring is hand-chased with a file: This denotes artisan quality, unlike mass market products that have welded springs and are machine decorated. The file work and these details create a unique knife, making each knife one of a kind. Plates and bolsters: 4 mm thick solid Stainless steel bolsters on 1.2 mm thick plates.
Size closed: 3.93" - 10 cm Open: 6.75" - 17.14 cm Blade: 3" - 7.62 cm Weight: ~ 3. 17 oz ~ 90 g
Fontenille Pataud offers a lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects. The knife will be replaced or repaired at the discretion of the *manufacturer. What is cover:Any product failure due to manufacturer defect. Issues like curved blade will be repaired but are not covered by the manufacturer warranty. We offer free warranty support (click here for details). Please contact us with any warranty claims, do not send an item to France directly as it may not be handled correctly. *Disclaimer: The above warranty is offered by the manufacturer, not Laguiole Imports. Laguiole Imports cannot be held responsible for any issues arising from a warranty claim.
Fontenille Pataud folding knives are made of stainless steel, this type of metal does not require any maintenance. Please do not immerse your knife in water or place it in the dishwasher, doing so will be detrimental to the handle material. Periodically place a couple drops of lubricant on the axle of all moving parts. We recommend the use of oil-free Sentry-Solutions-Tuf-Glide 1/4 oz Pen Applicator here.
Below are the location areas by name. Please take a look at our engraving portfolio here to see past examples of engravings.
Below are the fonts available. Please keep in mind that most cursive fonts do not look good in "all caps". If you desire all caps engraving please select a block font such as Roman, Century or Garamond. Click on a font's name to see the alphabet.
HOW MONOGRAMS ARE CREATED
Most personalized orders leave same or next day depending on order time. However, please allow up to 2 business days during a couple of weeks preceding Christmas and Father's Day. If you need reassurance please call us at 860-245-2211 between 9 am & 5 pm EST Monday through Friday and we will be able to provide you with a more accurate turnaround based on your particular needs. Please keep in mind that our engravers do not work Saturdays and Sundays EXCEPT during the 2 weeks preceding Christmas and Father's Day. Please visit our "Shipping Schedule" page if you are planning on using one of our EXPRESS shipping options.
Engraved items cannot be returned unless we made an obvious mistake such as location, font or spelling. Location areas are "approximate." Our engravers will place engravings in the most "tasteful & appropriate" way. Please let us know if you have special requests regarding the order of words, size etc. by calling us at 1-860-245-2211. We cannot accept returns on items that were not engraved the way you "assumed" they would be unless you provided us with specific & comprehensive instructions that we did not follow.
Please review your engraving's spelling before checkout.Although we try to catch errors we cannot be held responsible for spelling mistakes, typos and incorrect location provided by a customer. Thank you for your understanding.
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