Laguiole Sport with Sheep Horn and Damascus
Product Description for Laguiole Sport with Sheep Horn and Damascus
Maker: Fontenille Pataud (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 90889
Blade length: 3.60 in.
Total length: 9.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.05 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Item weight: 6.50 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.5 oz.
Blade: Grosse Rosen stainless damascus by Damasteel
Bolster: Polished stainless steel
Handle: Premium sheep horn
Style: Folding back lock
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 Laguiole Sport features a stainless steel grosse rosen pattern damascus blade. The damascus has a bold and highly contrasting pattern that catches the attention from a distance and holds it upon closer inspection.
The sheep horn scales are captivating in coloration and texture and are held in place by three nickel silver domed pins. The scales are accented with mirror polished stainless steel bolsters. A traditional Laguiole 'Bee' is forged into the spring. The spring is hand chased with file work and is mirror polished. A blade stop mechanism keeps the edge from contacting the back spring - this helps keep the edge sharp longer.
This is a knife that will feel comfortable in nearly any collection, but will also hold up well to hard use.
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