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Le Thiers® Advanced 11.5 cm Suminagashi Blade - Burled Beech End Grain

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, the "Coute de Tie," the Guild, approved this knife, which certifies the authenticity of the design. The name Le Thiers®  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. Le Thiers® Advance knife was designed in collaboration with Jean-Pierre Suchéras, France's best cutler,

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

This knife features a Teflon-assisted Mid-lock system that makes opening and closing effortless. The knife also features a built-in blade stop that will prevent the blade from making contact with the spring's inner area.

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 trunk's length, 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: Suminagashi VG10 stainless steel, 3 mm thick, 59 Hrc. Suminagashi sandwich steel consists of a VG10 central core covered with 33 layers of stainless steel on each side to give the blade flexibility and ductility. This type of metal is used to create high-quality blades that will handle stress better when cutting through thick or tough materials, making it the perfect choice for anyone who wants a sharp knife without sacrificing durability.

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 

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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.