Basque Yatagan with Amourette (Snakewood)
Product Description for Basque Yatagan with Amourette (Snakewood)
Maker: Fontenille Pataud (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 97508
Blade length: 3.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.50 in.
Total length: 8.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.71 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 3.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.4 oz.
Blade: Satin finished 12C27 stainless steel, hardened to 56 Hrc
Bolster: Satin finished stainless steel
Handle: Premium amourette (snakewood) with hand domed nickel silver pins
Sheath: Leather pocket 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.
Basque Country is a region on the border between France and Spain, the majority of which is located in northern Spain. Referred to as the Yatagan or simply the Basque knife, this folder is the traditional daily carry knife of the region. 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 Swedish 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 a hand fileworked back spacer -- unique to the knife.
Elegant amourette wood (Brosimum guianense) scales feature the traditional shepherd's cross inlayed with ten hand domed nickel silver pins. Snakewood is so called for its characteristic snakeskin patterns. The scales are a reddish brown with contrasting darker brown and black rings. Snakewood scales are accented with brushed stainless steel bolsters.
This marvelous daily carry folder comes with a simple, protective leather pocket pouch. This makes a wonderful gift that will last a lifetime!
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