Laguiole Sport Classic Knife Burled Beech End-Grain
Whether you're an outdoorsman or a hunter this big knife will handle most tasks you throw at it. This knife features a look-back mechanism with Teflon washers making this big charismatic knife’s blade action operate smoothly and safely during opening and closing. This is a big knife, please consider its size before purchasing it.
About the sheath: The included full-grain leather sheath is made in France and features a metal snap closure as well as 1.75" inches belt loops. Double stitching can be found on all stress areas to provide years of use without stitch failure. This sheath is made of 1/8 inch thick ultra-soft cowhide full-grain leather.
Technical aspects: Smooth, easy opening & closing is provided by a Teflon assisted lock back system. 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: 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. Blade:12C27 Swedish stainless steel, 3.5 mm thick, 56-57 Hrc. Plates: 1.5 mm stainless. Decorated forged Spring: 3.5 mm Z20c13 stainless - Hand chiseled Lock-back system: 3.5 mm thick Z20c13 stainless steel Blade Size: 9.75 cm (3.85") Handle Size: 12.70 cm (5") including back lock release Open Size: 22.5 cm (8.85 ") Weight: ~ 190 grams (6.7 oz.)
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