Issoire Shepherd's Knife and Awl with Curly Birch
Product Description for Issoire Shepherd's Knife and Awl with Curly Birch
Maker: Fontenille Pataud (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91663
Blade length: 3.75 in.
Total length: 8.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.70 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Item weight: 4.16 oz.
Blade: Satin finished 440 stainless steel (54Hrc)
Bolster: Stainless steel
Handle: Curly birch from Finland
Sheath: Leather pouch
Style: Slip joint folder
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 eight skilled craftsmen and apprentices. Gilles Steinberg, owner and master craftsman, manages the group. 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.
The curly birch scales are accented with fine hand-set stainless pins and brushed stainless steel bolsters. The blade is crafted from 440 stainless steel, hardened to 54Hrc. The spring is made from 3mm thick Z20c13 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 picnic accessory comes in a leather pouch. Also included is a certificate of authenticity. This makes a wonderful gift that will last a lifetime!
Availability: Backordered - usually ships in 1-2 months