Basque Yatagan with Ebony
Product Description for Basque Yatagan with Ebony
Maker: Fontenille Pataud (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 83703
Blade length: 4.00 in.
Total length: 8.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.70 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Item weight: 3.70 oz.
Shipment weight: 6 oz.
Blade: Satin finished 12C27 stainless steel, hardened to 56 Hrc
Bolster: Satin finished stainless steel
Handle: Premium ebony wood with domed nickel silver pins
Sheath: Leather pouch
Style: Slipjoint 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.
Basque Country is a region on the border between France and Spain, the majority of which is located in northern Spain. Sometimes referred to as the Yatagan or Basque knife, this folder is the traditional Basque knife. The Basque Yatagan is a traditional knife pattern that traces its roots back to the sword with the same name.
The blade is crafted from satin finished premium 12C27 stainless steel, hardened to 56Hrc. The spring has a blade stop mechanism that keeps the edge from contacting the spring - this helps keep the edge sharp longer. Each knife features hand filework unique to the knife.
Deep black ebony wood scales feature the traditional shepherd's cross inlayed with ten domed nickel silver pins. The back spring is hand chased with a file in a pattern unique to each knife. Ebony wood scales are accented with brushed stainless steel bolsters.
This marvelous daily carry folder comes with a simple, protective leather pouch. This makes a wonderful gift that will last a lifetime!
Availability: Backordered - usually ships in 1-2 months