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London 9 cm Ebony - Cattle Bone Center Bolster

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The Fontenille Pataud London Folding Knife is an exquisite piece of French craftsmanship from Thiers, renowned for its centuries-old cutlery tradition. This modern iteration pays homage to the classic "London Sailor's Knife" from the 19th century, reimagined for contemporary use with portability in mind — effortlessly fitting into a pocket or purse.

The knife boasts a meticulously hand-chiseled spring and a sturdy blade stop, alongside a practical lanyard hole, retaining the essence of the original design. The innovative addition of a "Center bolster" elevates the aesthetic, available in a variety of materials including bone, stainless steel, and luxuriant Damascus.

Drawing from its nautical heritage, the extended version of the knife, measuring 22 cm (8.66") when opened, was historically the sailor's tool of choice for slicing through ropes. The blade's distinctive non-pointed shape was purposefully designed to prevent accidental injuries aboard a ship's heaving deck, while its flat, cleaver-like form ensured precise, clean cuts.

With a 9 cm (3.54") handle, the London Folding Knife achieves an impeccable balance that perfectly marries the blade and handle. The special forged spring not only contributes to this sense of equilibrium but also signifies the knife's robust construction. Whether for practical use or as a collector's item, this folding knife stands out as a testament to timeless design and enduring function.

Shopping for a unique pocket knife not only holds the promise of ownership but the excitement of finally beholding an item admired through a screen. However, all too often, what was envisioned and what is unboxed bear a startling, sometimes painful discrepancy.

You will receive the actual folding knife shown in the photos.
No one wants to view photos of a beautiful and unique knife and receive something not even close to the representative image; this is why we take pictures of each piece. Select your One-Of-A-Kind knife!

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.

You need to know

  1. If you do not checkout after adding this unique folding knife to your cart, someone else may purchase it.
  2. After purchasing this knife the unique photo(s) may be replaced within hours. Feel free to save the actual photos of your knife for personal use.

Ebony (Diospyros crassiflora) harvested in Gabon, Africa. Ebony is the darkest wood in the world and one of the few that does not float. Generally, Ebony trees are small and slow-growing. Worldwide demand for ebony wood is very high: it’s a high-quality hardwood that’s very hard, very strong, and most of all, very black. As a result, many species of Ebony have been banned from export.

Note that the international trade of Gabon Ebony (Diospyros crassiflora) used on this model is highly regulated. 

Pocket knives are shipped same business day from Florida when ordered by 4 PM Eastern time. UPS delivery can be expected in 1 to 3 business days depending on destination. International shipping options are available at checkout.

french flag color with made in france text

leather sheaths and warranty by fontenille pataud france

Blade: 2.5 mm thick stainless steel Sandvik 14C28N, hardness: 58-59 Hrc. 
Center Bolster: Cattle Bone
Metal Finish: Brushed
Lanyard hole: 2.95 mm (0.12")
Plates: 1.6 mm stainless.
Decorated Spring: Slip Join 2.5 mm stainless - Hand file work
Blade Size: 7.75 cm (2.92")
Handle Size: ~ 9.60 cm (3.78")
Open Size: 17.35 cm (6.82") 
Weight: ~ 73.70 grams (2.6 oz.)

Made in France

An 9 cm handle London knife shown with hand for proportionlondon 9 cm pocket knife held by adult hand

The Fontenille Pataud London Folding Knife is an exquisite piece of French craftsmanship from Thiers, renowned for its centuries-old cutlery tradition. This modern iteration pays homage to the classic "London Sailor's Knife" from the 19th century, reimagined for contemporary use with portability in mind — effortlessly fitting into a pocket or purse.

The knife boasts a meticulously hand-chiseled spring and a sturdy blade stop, alongside a practical lanyard hole, retaining the essence of the original design. The innovative addition of a "Center bolster" elevates the aesthetic, available in a variety of materials including bone, stainless steel, and luxuriant Damascus.

Drawing from its nautical heritage, the extended version of the knife, measuring 22 cm (8.66") when opened, was historically the sailor's tool of choice for slicing through ropes. The blade's distinctive non-pointed shape was purposefully designed to prevent accidental injuries aboard a ship's heaving deck, while its flat, cleaver-like form ensured precise, clean cuts.

With a 9 cm (3.54") handle, the London Folding Knife achieves an impeccable balance that perfectly marries the blade and handle. The special forged spring not only contributes to this sense of equilibrium but also signifies the knife's robust construction. Whether for practical use or as a collector's item, this folding knife stands out as a testament to timeless design and enduring function.

Shopping for a unique pocket knife not only holds the promise of ownership but the excitement of finally beholding an item admired through a screen. However, all too often, what was envisioned and what is unboxed bear a startling, sometimes painful discrepancy.

You will receive the actual folding knife shown in the photos.
No one wants to view photos of a beautiful and unique knife and receive something not even close to the representative image; this is why we take pictures of each piece. Select your One-Of-A-Kind knife!

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.

You need to know

  1. If you do not checkout after adding this unique folding knife to your cart, someone else may purchase it.
  2. After purchasing this knife the unique photo(s) may be replaced within hours. Feel free to save the actual photos of your knife for personal use.

Ebony (Diospyros crassiflora) harvested in Gabon, Africa. Ebony is the darkest wood in the world and one of the few that does not float. Generally, Ebony trees are small and slow-growing. Worldwide demand for ebony wood is very high: it’s a high-quality hardwood that’s very hard, very strong, and most of all, very black. As a result, many species of Ebony have been banned from export.

Note that the international trade of Gabon Ebony (Diospyros crassiflora) used on this model is highly regulated. 

Pocket knives are shipped same business day from Florida when ordered by 4 PM Eastern time. UPS delivery can be expected in 1 to 3 business days depending on destination. International shipping options are available at checkout.

french flag color with made in france text

leather sheaths and warranty by fontenille pataud france

Blade: 2.5 mm thick stainless steel Sandvik 14C28N, hardness: 58-59 Hrc. 
Center Bolster: Cattle Bone
Metal Finish: Brushed
Lanyard hole: 2.95 mm (0.12")
Plates: 1.6 mm stainless.
Decorated Spring: Slip Join 2.5 mm stainless - Hand file work
Blade Size: 7.75 cm (2.92")
Handle Size: ~ 9.60 cm (3.78")
Open Size: 17.35 cm (6.82") 
Weight: ~ 73.70 grams (2.6 oz.)

Made in France

An 9 cm handle London knife shown with hand for proportionlondon 9 cm pocket knife held by adult hand