Capuchadou 12 cm Classic Buffalo Bark Folding Knife
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This traditional French folding knife is the perfect addition to any picnic basket. Take it with you on your next adventure, and of course, don't forget the wine, the cheese, and the saucisson sec.
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 caring for their flocks of sheep. The four-leaf clover was added to provide good luck.
Consider this: This knife was handmade in Europe's capital of cutlery, "Thiers." The "Gilles®" Fontenille Pataud collections 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 blade's edge. 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.
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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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Genuine Buffalo Horn Bark - the outside layer of the horn - (Africa)
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.
Plates: 1.5 mm stainless. Decorated Spring: 3 mm stainless - Hand file work Blade Size: 9.4 cm (3.7") Bade: Swedish Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel - 56 Hrc. Handle Size: 12.3 cm (4.65") Weight: ~ 120 grams (4.2 oz.)