Le Thiers® nature is a smaller & lighter version of the Le Thiers® Gentleman knife. From your pocket to the restaurant, it will soon become your favorite Everyday Carry.
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 ® Nature 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. Le Thiers ® Nature by Fontenille Pataud offers a good balance between the blade and the handle thanks to its special forged spring. A groove into the back of the spring allows the blade to fold in. Le Thiers ® Nature by Fontenille Pataud provides a secure locking blade, a smooth mechanism, and a solid blade stop to protect the edge to the blade.
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.
Handle Material: Ultra-light Genuine Recycled Aircraft Carbon fiber polymer (15% harder than standard carbon fiber - recycled from Airbus Industries carbon components). Blade:14C28N Swedish stainless steel, 3 mm thick, 58-59 Hrc. Plates: 1.5 mm stainless. Bolster: 4.3 mm stainless. Decorated Spring & lock-back system: 3 mm stainless - Hand file work. Blade Size: 8.6 cm (3.25") Handle Size: 11.6 cm (4.52") including back lock release Open Size: 20.2 cm (8") Weight: ~ 107 grams (3.8 oz.)
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Genuine Carbon fiber. Carbon Fiber is a polymer and is sometimes known as graphite fiber. It is a very strong material that is also very lightweight. Carbon fiber is five-times stronger than steel and twice as stiff. Although carbon fiber is stronger and stiffer than steel, it is much lighter.