French regional knives...

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by lonestar1979, Mar 24, 2019.

  1. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    I had a chance, so traded for this nice Capuchadou!! Not a full-blown custom, but nicely made, it features 12C27 stainless, a file-worked back, the one-piece backspring floret is set with a red stone, and the knife was sharpened state-side by G2!! The handles are Bark Buffalo horn, and the knife is fitted wth a snap-sheath, nice but not shown! Thanks Ray!!
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    FYI, the beads are the colors of France's flag, the blues are cobalts traded into the American fur trade many years ago, the whites are older Euro-pachyderms, and the reds are French white-hearts from the 1930s!!
     
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  2. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
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  3. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Once again, "Vive la France"!!:)
     
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  4. Eli Chaps

    Eli Chaps Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 20, 2018
  5. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Thanks, EC!!
     
  6. Âchillepattada

    Âchillepattada Gold Member Gold Member

    May 17, 2012
    Be careful Charlie you will become soon a french knives collector :)

    Congratulations for this Fontenille et Pataud .

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    PS : the beads are beautiful :eek:
     
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  7. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    How can I not collect French knives?? They have such a rich history and beauty!!
    Glad you like the beads also, Â!!
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  8. kamagong

    kamagong

    Jan 13, 2001
    This thread reminds me that I need to replace my Laguiole. Maybe one from Renaud Aubry?
     
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  9. Âchillepattada

    Âchillepattada Gold Member Gold Member

    May 17, 2012
  10. kamagong

    kamagong

    Jan 13, 2001
    Thanks Â. Alas, Aubry seems to be the only one willing to make a Laguiole in shadow construction, with a carbon steel blade. I want a knife like the one on the bottom.

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  11. Âchillepattada

    Âchillepattada Gold Member Gold Member

    May 17, 2012
    What do you call "shadow construction" ?

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  12. kamagong

    kamagong

    Jan 13, 2001
    Oops, double post.
     
  13. kamagong

    kamagong

    Jan 13, 2001
    The term "shadow," when applied to slipjoints, refers to knives made without bolsters. Like on a sodbuster.
     
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  14. Âchillepattada

    Âchillepattada Gold Member Gold Member

    May 17, 2012
    Here are two Brunot Coupat knives :
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    Three from Fontenille et Pataud
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    From the last company you can choose the blade you want (carbone, inox or damascus )
    I'm pretty sure that Brunot Coupat offer the same choices .

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  15. kamagong

    kamagong

    Jan 13, 2001
    Thanks. It looks like I may have to give Brunot Coupat a second look. He offers both lame de carbone and bois de genévrier. No juniper from Fontenille Pataud, at least not in shadow form.
     
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  16. Âchillepattada

    Âchillepattada Gold Member Gold Member

    May 17, 2012
    Ahahha your choice will be harder than you think :
    From Fontenille et Pataud :

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  17. kamagong

    kamagong

    Jan 13, 2001
    Why are you making this so hard for me? ;) Is that knife available in the 12 cm size?
     
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  18. Âchillepattada

    Âchillepattada Gold Member Gold Member

    May 17, 2012
    Ahaha you are right sometime it's hard to choose .

    Unfortunatly or by chance it seems that Fontenille makes only one blade size for its traditional laguiole. The smaller knives come with a locking system .

    But in a way it's also logical . The traditional Laguiole is a peasant knife. They needed a real big blade to work with it.

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  19. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Hmmmm . . . . . . . . . I may have to look into these!:rolleyes:
    :D
     
  20. Âchillepattada

    Âchillepattada Gold Member Gold Member

    May 17, 2012
    A smaller one :

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    Honoré Durand , 11cm, juniper and XC75 carbone blade .

    I'm not sure to help you ahahahaha
     
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