Fontenille Pataud

Classic Laguiole Corkscrew Knife Thuya Handle - A

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This is a Laguiole Corkscrew knife, also called a Laguiole 2 piece. 
The corkscrew was added to the Laguiole knife in the 1880s. This addition was the result of the sale of corked wine bottles in urban society and in response to the request by the people of Aveyron who had left to find work in the cafes of Paris. Cafe owners and waiters remained loyal to their traditions and were proud to use their 2-piece knife in the capital.

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: This 12 cm handle knife features a forged bee and a full-length hand chiseled spring. This knife also features a solid hardened blade stop to help prevent the blade's edge from making contact with the inner area of the spring.

Handle Material: Thuya harvested in Morocco, North Africa.
Blade: Stainless Swedish 12C27 steel, 3 mm thick. Hardness: 56-57 Hrc.
Corkscrew: 5 rings worm, 8 mm diam, hardened stainless steel. Made in Thiers- France.
Note: It is important to be aware that the folded corkscrew can be challenging to deploy when one is unfamiliar with such a knife. We recommend that you "pinch" the screw from beneath it and pull firmly. It is not advised to use your nails. Additionally, we recommend that the blade be closed when unfolding the screw.

Plates: 1.5 mm stainless.
Decorated Spring: 3 mm stainless - Hand file work
Blade Size: 9.60 cm (3.80") - 3 mm thick
Handle Size: 12 cm (4.72")
Open Size: 21.60 cm (8.50")
Weight: ~ 104 grams (3.70 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.

What's Included: Pocket knife - Leather Sheath - Numbered Certificate - Warranty & Repair Support 

Shop from over 100 French Made Leather Sheaths

Max Capdebarthes is a master leather craftsman located in the tiny (pop. 800) 12th-century village of Sauveterre de Rouergue in the southwest of France.

Each sheath is made from carefully selected genuine cowhide. Mr. Max Capdebarthes is considered by most knife manufacturers as the best leather craftsman in Europe, perhaps the world.
Many acclaimed cutlers, such as Forge de Laguiole, Fontenille Pataud and Chateau Laguiole contracts Max for their needs.