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.
Its solid blade is safely locked while using, thanks to its precision mechanism, in addition this mechanism provides smoothness while using.
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
The Damascus steel we’re using is from Damasteel® and the patterns will last the life of the knife.
The Yssingeaux knife was born in Auvergne late 18th century and was the first knife with a a corbin shaped handle, it was then replicated by many other regional knives: "Laguiole droit" and "Issoire" for example. Another distinctive feature of the Yssingeaux knife is its "bourbonnaise" blade with a centered tip.
Yssingeaux, pronunciation “ I – SIN – JO” in the local dialect: SIN means five while JO means cockerel, is a small town in our Auvergne region.
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 Coqs with lock-back system, which allows a safe use. Much more than knives, our 5 Coqs made in France are true life partners.
The 5 cockerels- 5 coqs name comes from YSSINGEAUX (pronunciation “I – SIN – JO” in the local dialect SIN means five while JO means cockerel, therefore 5 cockerels), a small town in our Auvergne region. We have used the typical old fashion French shape and design to create a modernized knife: Solid spring, easy opening system, lock back, high-end steels… A special nod toward the cockerel, our national emblematic animal visible on the back of the handle. The knife can be easily folded while pushing on the rooster crest.
Handle:Real warthog tooth (alternative ivory). Each knife requires one whole tooth which makes definitly one of a kind items, 5.5 mm slabs.
Blade: Rose pattern 120 layers Damascus stainless steel, 3 mm thick. Hardness: 58-59 Hrc.
Size and weight: 11 cm folded, 19.5 cm open, approx. 100 grams
Technical tips: The 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. Easy openning and folding smooth system.
Plates & bolsters: Stainless steel on 1.2 mm thick plates.
Included: Numbered Guarantee certificate, leather pouch. The pouch is an artisan product too, handmade in France.