Issoire Shepherd's Knife and Awl with Masur Birch

Product Description for Issoire Shepherd's Knife and Awl with Masur Birch

Maker: Fontenille Pataud (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $193.95 Saving: $46.05
Item num: 110134
Blade length: 3.70 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.40 in.
Total length: 8.30 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.68 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 4.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.6 oz.
Blade: Satin finished 12C27 stainless steel (56Hrc)
Bolster: Satin finished stainless steel
Handle: Masur birch
Description: Of the many makers that create Laguiole-style knives, Fontenille Pataud is generally regarded as the best. Each knife is handmade to precision specs and is a work of visual and textural art. All of their knives are made in their workshop in Thiers, France. Their team is comprised of a small team of craftsmen. Keeping the company's size small and employing only the best cutlers keeps the quality and exclusiveness of these knives at a premium level.
This beautiful Issoire folding knife is expertly crafted. This Issoire is a predecessor to the modern Lagioule knife. It features a shepherd's awl as well as a blade. Traditionally the shepherds awl was used for addressing sheep's colic in the field. However, the awl can just as easily be used to punch holes in leather or as a marlin's spike to loosen knots.
Masur birch handle scales are accented with fine hand-set stainless pins and brushed stainless steel bolsters.. Masur birch is grown in the forests of Northern Europe and harvested in winter from a frozen landscape. The unique figure only appears when the tree has been in particular soil conditions.
The blade is crafted from 12C27 stainless steel, hardened to 56Hrc. The spring is made from 3mm thick stainless steel. The whole spring is then hand chased with a file – from the tip of the blade to the back bolster. Each knife features hand filework unique to the knife.
This beautiful daily carry folder makes a wonderful gift that will last a lifetime!

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