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If you find the Laguiole Sport too big, then the Laguiole Gentleman is for you. Its smaller size (10.5cm instead of 13 cm) makes it easier to carry. That said, the Laguiole Gentleman is still is an efficient and fairly wide and tough knife. A solid blade stop is provided to hold a long life edge. The hole in the blade allows an easy single hand opening.
Handle : Phosphorescent resin, it has a plain pale colour indoor, bit it changes to a strong blue colour immediately when exposed to direct sunlight (UV-light). While the material is in the light it charges up the third stage, which is exposed in darkness, where it glows in a strong yellow green colour.
Blade : Stainless swedish 12C27 steel, 3 mm thick. Hardness: 56-57 Hrc. Mat polish to avoid the thumb to slip.
Size and weight : 10.5 cm folded, 18.5cm open, approx. 125 grams.
Tecnical tips : Smooth and easy opening system . The ' Bee 'spring with its lock-back secure system is made from 3 mm thick stainless steel Z20c13. A solid hardenned bladestop is provided : That helps maintain the edge of the blade. The traditional 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. These details create a unique Laguiole knife, making each knife one of a kind.
Included : Numbered Guarantee certificate, leather pouch. The pouch is an artisan product too, hand made in France.