The Pialincu (Peasant in southern Corsican dialect) - was created with Antoine Zuria and Robert Beillonnet (Awarded best custom French knife maker in 1997 & 2000). This 10.5 handle pocket knife incorporates a precision lock back mechanism to ensure that the blade locks securely when in use. The addition of Teflon washers will make sure that the blade action operates smoothly and safely during opening and closing. One-piece forged spring and "Bee".
Consider this: This knife is 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: Smooth opening & closing of the blade is provided by a Teflon assisted lock back system. This knife features a solid hardened blade stop to protect the edge of the blade. Unlike cheap mass-market products that have springs that are machine decorated the spring top of this knife is hand-chased with a file. The "bee" on this knife represents the outline of the island of Corsica. These details combine with incredible quality and attention to detail makes each knife one of a kind. Included with your purchase are a numbered warranty certificate and a soft leather sheath.
Handle Material: Ram horn tip (France) Blade:14C28N Swedish stainless steel, 2.5 mm thick, 58-59 Hrc. Plates: 1.25 mm stainless. Decorated Spring & lock-back system: 2.5 mm stainless - Hand file work Blade Size: 8.3 cm (3.28") Handle Size: 10.4 cm (4.10") including back lock release Open Size: 18.7 cm (7.35") Weight: ~ 100 grams (3.5 oz.)