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Fontenille Pataud

Laguiole XS Classic Snakewood Handle

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This small and elegantly designed pen knife incorporates a precision lock back mechanism to ensure that the blade locks securely when in use. Thanks to its small size, the Laguiole XS 9 cm (3.5 inches closed) is perfect for any front pockets or a lady’s handbag.

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, 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. 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. 100% Made in France 

Handle Material: Snakewood aka Amourette (Brosimum guianense). This incredibly beautiful wood originates mostly in Brazil's Suriname valley.
The part sold as snakewood is really the heartwood of the larger tree. This wood is usually felled with axes and carried on the backs of natives over streams and through snake-infested jungle areas.
Each tree felled is monitored and the Brazilian government has developed a strict permit process to control harvesting. The name was inspired by the snakeskin-like markings that decorate this exotic wood.
Initially deep red in color, snakewood changes color upon being exposed to air, which makes the wood eventually turn reddish-brown; as you see it today.
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: 7.40 cm (2.92")
Handle Size: 9.30 cm (3.66") including back lock release
Open Size: 16.7 cm (6.57") 
Weight: ~ 44 grams (1.6 oz.)

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