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Yssingeaux Classic Pocket Knife - Burled beech End Grain - B

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 The Yssingeaux (pronounced "e seɪn jo") is named after its birthplace of "Yssingeaux" a village in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France. The version of the knife you see today was baptized Yssingeaux around 1920 but was also found in slightly different formats since the late 1800s under the name "Issoire," "Bourbonnais (1890)", "Façon Chabrol (1908)" and "Le Basque (1912)". Today, Fontenille Pataud offers a slightly more contemporary version of this knife that features a lock back system named "5 Coqs".

Technical aspects: This knife features a solid hardened blade stop to help prevent the blade's edge from making contact with the spring's inner area. This knife's handle is progressively wider toward the bottom. This characteristic provides a safer grip.

Handle Material:  Stabilized burled beech "End-Grain" or "Bois Debout" harvested in France. End grain is the grain of wood seen when it is cut across the growth rings. Rather than cutting a plank of wood the length of the trunk, end grain wood is actually cut at a 90-degree angle to the grain. This type of cut exposes the character of the wood rings and graining.
Blade: 3 mm thick stainless steel Sandvik 12c27, hardness: 56-57 Hrc.
Plates: 1.5 mm stainless.
Hand file Spring: 3 mm stainless with genuine Mother of Pearl Inlay - Hand file 
Blade Size: 8.8 cm (3.45")
Handle Size: 11 cm (4.33") 
Open Size: 20 cm (7.80 ") 
Weight: ~ 86 grams (3 oz.)

Consider this: This knife is entirely handmade in Europe's capital of cutlery "Thiers." The “Gilles®” Fontenille Pataud collection of knives are considered by many to be some of the best pocket knives money can buy. All Knives offered by Gilles are entirely made by a single craftsman from start to finish, ensuring ownership of the final piece. 100% Made in France

What's Included: Pocket knife - Leather Sheath - Numbered Certificate - Warranty & Repair Support  

Shop from over 100 French Made Leather Sheaths

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.