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.
Technical aspects: Smooth, easy opening & closing are 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 contacting the inner area of the spring.
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Things to Look For The file work on the springs (top of handle) are individually hand filled by a French artisan, therefore all are different. Additionally, two handles made from the same material can have very different patterns.
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Desert Ironwood (Olneya tesota) - One of the world hardest wood and most difficult to work with due to its density.
This increasingly rare wood comes from dead trees that have been left to dry in the desert heat for decades. As it starts to fossilize, the wood turns reddish brown with a golden hue and beautiful veining. The wood from this very slow growing tree can be well over 100 years old. Harvested in Arizona or Northwestern Mexico.
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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.)