The name “Le Thiers ® Gentleman by Fontenille Pataud” is a tribute to our city of Thiers. Like Solingen in Germany or Sheffield in England, Thiers is since several centuries the hub of the French knives and cutlery industry. Le Thiers ® Gentleman by Fontenille Pataud offers a good balance between the blade and the handle thanks to its special forged spring. A groove into the back of the spring allows the blade to fold in. Le Thiers ® Gentleman by Fontenille Pataud provides a secure locking blade, a smooth mechanism and a solid blade stop to keep a long edge to your blade.
This knife features precision mechanism with a secure back-lock. Handcrafted in Thiers-France it is guaranteed by the Coute de Tie, the Guild which certifies authenticity of design. The name “Le Thiers ® Gentleman by Fontenille Pataud” is a tribute to our city of Thiers. Like Solingen in Germany or Sheffield in England, Thiers is since several centuries the hub of the French knives and cutlery industry. Le Thiers®Gentleman by Fontenille Pataud offers a good balance between the blade and the handle thanks to its special forged spring. A groove into the back of the spring allows the blade to fold in. Le Thiers ® Gentleman by Fontenille Pataud provides a secure locking blade, a smooth mechanism and a solid blade stop to keep a long edge to your blade.
Handle : Carbon fiber coming from aeronautic industry. Excellent mechanical property : 15% better than commercial carbon fibers. That green material is made of 100% recycled fiber & resin. Furthermore, that process does not produce any waste
Blade : Stainless swedish 14C28N steel , 3 mm thick. Hardness: 58-59 Hrc. In order to provide a comfortable balance and a nicer knife, the blade tip folds into a groove which is milled into the spring.
Size and weight : 12 cm folded, 20cm open, approx. 100 grams.
Tecnical tips : The ' Bee 'spring with its lock-back system is made from 3 mm thick stainless steel Z20c13. A solid hardenned bladestop is provided : That helps maintain the edge of the blade. The bee is solid and forged into the spring. The spring and bee are then hand-chased with a file : this denotes artisan quality, unlike inexpensive mass market products that have welded springs and are machine decorated. These details create a unique Le Thiers knife, making each knife one of a kind.
Included : Numbered Guarantee certificate, leather pouch. The pouch is an artisan product too, hand made in France.
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A truly exceptional corkscrew, skillfully crafted by French knife maker in the artisan tradition. The Laguiole Magnum corkscrew provides an ergonomic handle that fits comfortably in the palm and provides an improved grip when opening your wine and a two steps long leverage made from one single piece of metal (Patented).
Refinement and efficiency
Considered by many as being the best sommelier on the market, the Laguiole corkscrew is not only efficient and reliable but it also features sleek finishes. Also used as a decorative object, it can be given to any wine lover as a gift or be used as part of a collection. With its rising popularity, more designs and models of this high-grade tool were produced. You can find the Laguiole corkscrew integrated with a blade, to be used as a pocket-knife for multi-tasking purposes. Collectors can proudly expose their implemented corkscrew switchblades while waiters elegantly exhibit high performance and exquisite patterns of their working tool. All these models feature the bee, symbolic of this fine cutlery, which is neatly carved along with the spring of the tool. Many believe that the sommelier contributes to the fine presentation of these products. It is, nonetheless, highly efficient and functional as well.
The magnum: a real work of art
Fontenille Pataud delivers a variety of models for the Laguiole corkscrew on its online boutique, with splendid patterns to discover. Explore our website to find our exceptional French-made sommelier, the Magnum! This outstanding tool is charming and provides a perfectly comfortable handle. It is composed of a two-step leverage, shaped in a sole metal piece, a slim and refined worm, a high quality small blade, and last but not least, the neat forged bee as signature of this premium product. This model will perfectly fit the palm of your hand for an impeccable grip and a pleasant use, while sporting distinguished layouts and finishes. You will find many more creations of our master cutlers by browsing our online collection, all featuring unique and charming patterns, with a boundless performance!