This Le Thiers pocket knife is a tribute to the village of Thiers in France. For centuries Thiers has been the heart of the French knife industry. Here the Le Thiers knives are made by hand. The fact that Le Thiers pocket knives are made by hand is clear when you look at the finish. Each knife is unique and has its own charm. The stunning finish with natural materials takes care of a characteristic design. This pocket knife should be a part of every gentleman's equipment!
The Le Thiers Gentleman knives have a safe lockings system, a flexible mechanism and a solid stop-pin to maintain the sharpness of your knife.
The blade is made from 14C28N stainless steel. This steel is often used for top-quality knives. The secret is the addition of nitrogen. Combined with a hardness of 58-59 HRC this type of steel is perfect for knife makers who demand a lot when it comes to sharpness, stability and corrosion resistance.
This knife is enhanced with a lock on the blade, type back-lock. This lock ensures the safety. Thanks to this lock you also don't need a heavy spring. As such the knife opens and closes lightly.
As the blade closes it is caught by a hardened pin. As such the sharp blade will never hit the inside of the knife as it closes. The pin will not wear out. Not even with long-term use.
The scales of this pocket knife are made from rough buffalo horn. Rough buffalo horn is a natural material, extracted from the horn of a buffalo. This material has a rough texture. This texture occurs naturally on the horn. As such each scale made from this material will be unique. That is also what makes these knives so special. The knife you receive can therefore be subtly different from the product photos. The model and type of material, however, will always be the same. It also comes with a leather sheath. Another traditional product that was made by hand in France.
You need to add some oil to the mechanism once in a while. You should also regularly sharpen the blade to retain the sharpness of your knife. You should, however, do this with every knife. Sharpen the knife before it is blunt. Otherwise you are already too late. A knife should never be placed in a dishwasher. Rinse off the blade after use and dry it properly. Especially after cutting products that contain acids and salt. If you don't use the knife on a daily basis or want to store it for a longer period of time you need to oil the blade.
The attention Le Thiers pays to designing and producing the knives enables them to offer a lifelong warranty against manufacturing flaws. This warranty is limited to normal use, so for cutting. You receive the knife with a numbered warranty certificate, keep it safe.
By Fontenille Pataud
The Le Thiers pocket knives are made in Thiers in the Fontenille Pataud workshop. Like all Fontenille Pataud knives the Le Theirs knives are made from the best materials to safeguard their high quality.