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Nontron, France

Nontron Pocket Knife No25 Ball Checkerboard

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Nontron is the name of a village in the Dordogne department of France where it is believed knife making started at the beginning of the 13th Century thus making Nontron France's oldest pocket knife. Today, the cutlery that bears its name (Coutellerie Nontronnaise since 1928) produces handmade knives using ancestral methods and, yes modern tools as well. 

This handmade 12 cm handle pocket knife features a nickel-silver rotating ferrule to safely keep the blade open while in use. The main body of the genuine marquetry handle is made of black & white Corian and ends with an ebony wood ball. Besides the obviously added aesthetic, the sole purpose of the ball is to provide a secure grip.

You may have this knife set engraved today without any additional delay. Our engraving help page offers tips and guidance to get your engraving just right. 

What’s included: Knife & Gift Pouch. This knife is cover by a lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects. All components of this knife are 100% Made in France. 

Size: Overall 8.4/8" or 21.5 cm - Blade 3.11/16" or 9.3 cm
Handle Material: Black & White Corian and Ebony, Africa.

Metal: The blade of this knife is forged from T12 steel. This metal combines durability, rust resistance and ease of sharpening. It is harder than carbon steel but less sensitive to oxidation. 
T12 steel comes from the Isère region of France and is forged by Forge de Laguiole, France. Note that T12 is a registered trademark and can only be found on Nontron and Forge de Laguiole knives.

Shop from over 100 French Made Leather Sheats

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.