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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. 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 a tribute to the name.
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. 100% Made in France
Handle Material: Desert Ironwood - World hardest wood and one of the most difficult to work with due to its density (Central America) Blade: 12C27 Swedish stainless steel, 3mm thick, 56-57 Hrc. Plates: 1.5 mm stainless. Decorated Spring: 3 mm stainless - Hand file work Lock-back system: 3 mm thick Z20c13 stainless steel Blade Size: 9 cm (3.500") Handle Size: 11 cm (4.33") including back lock release Open Size: 20 cm (8.7/8 ") Weight: ~ 91 grams (3.2 oz.)