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    Fontenille Pataud

    Le Saint-Bernard Pocket Knife - Juniper Handle

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    Named after the Great St Bernard Hospice, a traveler’s hospice on the often treacherous St. Bernard Pass in the Alps located between Switzerland and Italy. The pass, the lodge, and the dogs are named for Bernard of Menthon, the monk who established the station 1000 years ago. It was originally bred as a working dog, then later to rescue people who were lost in the snow. They carried a mythical small barrel of brandy around their neck to revive frozen mountaineers. The Napoleon's soldiers' chronicles tell of how many lives were saved by the Saint-Bernard. Their heroic behavior gave birth to the motto "Nobility, dedication, sacrifice", this motto inspires the St. Bernard knife. The enduring strength, humble beginnings and unfailing craftsmanship are tribute to the name.

    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

    Handle Material: Juniper (Juniperus virginiana) AKA Aromatic Cedar - Harvested in France.

    What's Included:Pocket Knife - Leather Sheath - Numbered Certificate - Warranty & Repairs Support -  Free Shipping & Free Returns (U.S only)

    Fontenille Pataud's workshop is a member of the " Entreprise de Patrimoine Vivant". This award is presented to exceptional French manufacturers that produce outstanding products with remarkable know-how and ethics.


    Technical Tips: Smooth and easy opening & closing provided by a teflon assisted lock back system. This knife features solid hardened blade stop to protect the edge of the blade.

    Blade: 12C27 Swedish stainless steel, 3mm thick, 56-57 Hrc.
    Plates: 1.5 mm stainless.
    : 12.5 mm stainless.
    Decorated Spring: 3 mm stainless - Hand file work
    Lock-back system: 3 mm thick Z20c13 stainless steel
    Blade Size: 9 cm (3.5")
    Handle Size: 11 cm (4.33") including back lock release
    Open Size: 20 cm (7.7/8") open
    Weight: ~ 91 grams (3.2 oz.)


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