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"Le Capuchadou®" 12 cm hand made knife, Bocote & Damascus

"Le Capuchadou®" 12 cm hand made knife, Bocote & Damascus - CAP12BOCDI

Quantity

  • Matt polished
  • Stainless Steel
  • Tiger's eye
  • Twist Damascus steel, 160 l

Fontenille Pataud, the makers of the finest cutlery are proud to reissue and interpret the ancestor of the Laguiole knife. Their excellence in manufacturing will ensure that this knife will prove to be the perfect gift or purchase for all connoisseurs and collectors.

Customize your knife

Customize your knife

Our specialty: Personalize your knife (first name, initials, date...) with a beautiful engraving of the spring produced by a professional engraver. The engraving is performed before the file work (guillochage) and the heat treatment.

Hand chiseled and forged spring

Hand chiseled and forged spring

The bee is solid and forged into the spring. The spring and bee are then hand-chased with a file : This denotes artisan quality, unlike inexpensive mass market products that have welded springs and are machine decorated.

Stainless steel damascus blade

Stainless steel damascus blade

The Damascus steel we’re using is from Damasteel® and the patterns will last the life of the knife.

Before the Laguiole knife was the Capuchadou

Before the development of the Laguiole knife in the 19th century, french shepherds carried a knife called the "Capuchadou" (or "capujadou"). This knife was used for all daily tasks, from preparing lunch to care of their flocks of sheep.

Fontenille Pataud, the makers of the finest cutlery are proud to reissue and interperet the ancestor of the Lagiole knife. Their excellence in manufacturing will ensure that this knife will prove to be the perfect gift or purchase for all connoisseurs and collectors.

Technical details

Size and weight : 12 cm folded, 21 cm open, approx. 120 grams
Handle & Gemstone : First choice Bocote (Mexican Rosewood). There is a Tiger's eye gem inlayed into the spring.
Blade : Twist stainless Damascus steel, 160 layers, 3 mm thick. Hardness: 56 Hrc.
Technical tips : The bolsters are made of solid stainless steel. The spring is made from 3 mm thick stainless steel Z20c13 and features a bladestop : That helps maintain the edge of the blade. The whole "shamrock" spring is hand-chased with a file: This denotes artisan quality, unlike mass market products that have welded springs and are machine decorated. The file work and these details create a unique knife, making each knife one of a kind. 

Included : Numbered Guarantee certificate, and a belt leather sheath. (Made in France)

Customers testimonials

My Laguiole arrived today and it is a real work of art, which I will treasure and eventually pass down to my son (not too soon I hope) One day I hope I will be in a position to buy a Damascus version.

Phil K. (UK)

Hello,Merci, Knife arrived yesterday, excellent finish to knife, very pleased with lettering.

Tjalling V. (Netherlands)

The Chamois that I ordered for my son came last week and it is beautiful. He is thrilled with it and I know will treasure it for the rest of his life.

Alex D. (USA)

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Lifetime Guarentee

The quality of our manufacturing enables us to give you a lifetime manufacturer's guarantee.

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We shipped our knives worldwide since 1999.

100% Handmade in France

Fontenille Pataud was founded in 1929 and quickly became recognized as a manufacturer of high-end knives.