This traditional French corkscrew folding knife features a burled beech handle. This 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 care for their flocks of sheep. The four leaves clover was added for good luck.
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.
Guilloche: The Guilloché series features additional chiseling of the spring, liners (top & bottom. The "bee" and the spring are forged from one piece of stainless steel.
Handle Material: Stabilized burled beech "End-Grain" or "Bois Debout" harvested in France. End grain is the grain of wood seen when it is cut across the growth rings. Rather than cutting a plank of wood the length of the trunk, end grain wood is actually cut at a 90-degree angle to the grain. This type of cut exposes the character of the wood rings and graining.
Gemstone: Genuine Tiger's Eye 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.)