Le Thiers pocket is the newest and smallest of the Thiers series offered by Fontenille Pataud. This knife is small enough to be carried in a front pocket or a purse.
Handcrafted in Thiers-France this knife was Le Thiers Pocket 10 cm 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 pocket 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 pocket 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: Snakewood aka Amourette (Brosimum guianense). This incredibly beautiful wood originates mostly in Brazil's Suriname valley. The part sold as snakewood is really the heartwood of the larger tree. This wood is usually felled with axes and carried on the backs of natives over streams and through snake infested jungle areas. Each tree felled is monitored and the Brazilian government has developed a strict permit process to control harvesting. The name was inspired by the snakeskin-like markings that decorate this exotic wood. Initially deep red in color, snake wood changes color upon being exposed to air, which makes the wood eventually turn reddish brown; as you see it today.
Blade: 14C28N Swedish stainless steel, 2 mm thick, 58-59 Hrc.
Plates: 1 mm stainless.
Decorated Spring & lock-back system: 2 mm stainless - Hand file work
Blade Size: 7.5 cm (2.95")
Handle Size: 10 cm (3.93") including back-lock release
Open Size: 17.5 cm (6.88") open
Weight: ~ 80 grams (2.8 oz.)
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What's Included: Pocket knife - Leather Sheath - Numbered Certificate - Warranty & Repair Support