"Le Capuchadou®" 12 cm Corkscrew, Boxwood - CAP12TBU
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.
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
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.
12C27 Stainless steel blade
The beauty of your blade is guarenteed for lifetime. We also offer a 60Hrc hardenned special RWL34 swedish powder stainless steel for those who love knives with a longer sharp edge.
5 rings worm corkscew
The thin and tapered corkscrew "worm" opens easily. It is easy to use and does not swell the cork excessively.
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.
In the Fontenille Pataud workshop, our craftsmen traditionally handmade outstanding knives for several generations, as usual in the city of Thiers. Each one of our knifemakers hopes to create especially for you a sustainable product that will become your every day to carry.
We are proud to say that our knives are handed down and offered from generation to generation, such as the Capuchadou knife, which features a forged bee and a hand chiseled spring. Much more than knives, our Capuchadou made in France are true life partners.
Size and weight : 12 cm folded, 21 cm open, approx. 120 grams Handle : Boxwood burl from France. The boxwood burl is much nicer than the wood taken from a branch of boxwood. Blade : Stainless swedish 12C27 steel, 3 mm thick. Hardness: 56 Hrc. Technical tips : 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, leather pouch.