Capuchadou 12 cm Classic Corkscrew Knife Ebony Handle
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.
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.
🎯Actual Knife Pictured(WYSIWYG) Handle Material: Ebony harvested in Gabon, Africa. Ebony is the darkest wood in the world and one of the few that does not float. Blade: Stainless Swedish 12C27 steel, 3 mm thick. Hardness: 56 Hrc. Plates & bolsters: 1.5 mm thick plates with stainless bolsters Spring: 3.3 mm hand filling decorations. Open length: 8.40 inches (21.30 cm) Blade:3.7 inches (9.4 cm) Handle: 4.72 inches (12 cm) Weight: Weight approx. 107 grams (3.8 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.