FONTENILLE PATAUD LE THIERS GENTLEMAN FOLDING KNIFE / JUNIPER / DAMASCUS 160 LAYERS. Blade length: 3.43″ (87 mm) – Handle length: 4.72″ (120 mm). Knife weight: 187 g. 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. Fontenille-Pataud was founded in 1929. They were admired and revered for their expertise and use of ivvory, horn and other fine wood. As a testimony to their craft, some of these knives are permanently on display at the French knife museum in Thiers, France. This tradition of quality and beauty continued through the years, including management and ownership changes. Gilles Steinberg acquired Fontenille-Pataud in 1994. The sale was more than simple business. The previous owner, Mr. Bargoin, selected Gilles to continue the Fontenille-Pataud business. He was confident that Gilles, with his hard work ethic and his passion for tradition would be well suited to use his youthful skills to bring the company into the quickly changing marketplace. With convenience, technology and globalization, today’s consumer faces a plethora of choices. Plastic handles, Chinese imports and clever marketing provided consumers with choices on quality, price and confusion. Fontenille-Pataud chose to leave the mass market mess by re-positioning its business and product line. HANDMADE IN FRANCE incl. Obviously, the returning item must be unused and in the condition it was first packaged in. I will never give out any information to third parties. The item “FONTENILLE PATAUD LE THIERS GENTLEMAN DAMASCUS FOLDING KNIFE / JUNIPER WOOD” is in sale since Sunday, November 06, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Folding Knives\Modern Folding Knives\Factory Manufactured”. The seller is “bruyerepipes” and is located in Berlin. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: Fontenille Pataud
- Country/Region of Manufacture: France