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This knife features precision mechanism with a secure back-lock.
Handcrafted in Thiers-France it is guaranteed by the Coute de Tie, the Guild which certifies authenticity of design. The name “Le Thiers ® Gentleman by Fontenille Pataud” is a tribute to our city of Thiers. Like Solingen in Germany or Sheffield in England, Thiers is since several centuries the hub of the French knives and cutlery industry. Le Thiers®Gentleman by Fontenille Pataud offers a good balance between the blade and the handle thanks to its special forged spring. A groove into the back of the spring allows the blade to fold in. Le Thiers ® Gentleman by Fontenille Pataud provides a secure locking blade, a smooth mechanism and a solid blade stop to keep a long edge to your blade.
Handle: Carbon fiber coming from aeronautic industry. Excellent mechanical property : 15% better than commercial carbon fibers. That green material is made of 100% recycled fiber & resin. Furthermore, that process does not produce any waste.
Central bolster: Damascus stainless steel.
Blade: Vinland and stainless Damascus steel 160 layers. In order to provide a comfortable balance and a nicer knife, the blade tip folds into a groove which is milled into the spring.
Size and weight: 12 cm folded, 20cm open, approx. 130 grams.
Tecnical tips: The ' Bee 'spring with its lock-back 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 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 Le Thiers 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.