Fontenille Pataud

Le Thiers® Advanced 11.5 cm Pocket Knife Hybrid Juniper Burl

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The Thiers® Advance by Fontenille Pataud is a sleek, forward-thinking pocket knife with an efficient blade locking system that will seamlessly fit into your everyday life.

Handcrafted in Thiers-France this knife was approved by the "Coute de Tie", the Guild which certifies the authenticity of the design. The name Le Thiers ® Advance by Fontenille Pataud” is a tribute to the city of Thiers. Like Solingen in Germany or Sheffield in England, Thiers has, for several centuries, been the hub of the French knives and cutlery industry.

The Advance features a large front bolster and a short blade length. This makes the knife feel more "handle heavy" when in use, which can be good for those that want to keep their grip on it without having to constantly maintain high pressure with their fingers or palm.

Technical aspects: This knife features a Teflon-assisted Mid-lock system that makes opening and closing effortless. The knife also features a built-in stop which will prevent the blade to make contact with the inner area of the spring.

Handle Material: Juniper burl stabilized for added strength with colored epoxy. This process allows the use of beautiful juniper burls that would otherwise be too fragile for a knife handle.
Blade: RWL34 Swedish powder stainless steel, 3 mm thick, 60 Hrc.
Plates: 1.5 mm stainless.
Bolster 4 mm stainless.
Blade Size: 8.8 cm (3.47")
Handle Size: 11.62 cm (4.57") including back lock release
Open Size: 20.42 cm (~8") 
Weight: ~ 92 grams (3.2 oz.)

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

Shop from over 100 French Made Leather Sheaths

Max Capdebarthes is a master leather craftsman located in the tiny (pop. 800) 12th-century village of Sauveterre de Rouergue in the southwest of France.

Each sheath is made from carefully selected genuine cowhide. Mr. Max Capdebarthes is considered by most knife manufacturers as the best leather craftsman in Europe, perhaps the world.
Many acclaimed cutlers, such as Forge de Laguiole, Fontenille Pataud and Chateau Laguiole contracts Max for their needs.