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Share your French traditional/regional pocket knives

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Stich2442, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    I appreciate that but it starts to get pretty twisted after a short while, shipping to the person and then shipping to me and to add to that I do not have paypal so that makes it just another layer of complications, so I will have to muddle on ;)
    G2
     
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  2. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    I like Paypal. Fewer entities have my credit card numbers.
    Still my favorite Opinel:
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  3. lucky22

    lucky22

    142
    Feb 27, 2012
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    No worries, the offers there.
     
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  4. Daedric Panther

    Daedric Panther Gold Member Gold Member

    286
    Apr 27, 2019
    I don’t really have the desire to read through all 22 pages, but I’ll gladly share with y’all my traditional/regional French pocket knife. Opinel no 8 with an olive wood handle. Family last name is burned into one side of the handle along with the year I bought it.

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  5. A. Pradel

    A. Pradel

    25
    May 17, 2019
    Thank you my brother ! Here is photo next to my 12 cm Laguiole

    https://i.imgur.com/ZIXUrFx.jpg
     
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  6. A. Pradel

    A. Pradel

    25
    May 17, 2019
    Thanks so much for doing the research and enlightening me on the history and background. It actually will help me forming a itinerary for a trip to France
    Best Regards
    Alex
     
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  7. Lansky1

    Lansky1

    233
    Apr 12, 2016
    Don't own them, but I always liked the lines of the Laforet ...

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    and the coup de gras ...

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  8. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Albi is certainly a town worth the visit, full of history.
     
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  9. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
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  10. The Zieg

    The Zieg

    Jan 31, 2002
    Home of the Cathars!

    Zieg
     
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  11. DrHenley

    DrHenley

    220
    May 31, 2019
    I was going to put this in "Beverages and Blades" but I think it's better here. Carbon steel #8. Never had problems with rust, which is surprising since a stainless steel pocket knife in the same drawer did rust some.

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  12. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero Gold Member Gold Member

    992
    Jan 5, 2014
    i love French knives.
    left is Yann Nominee, Les Couteliers de Fountainbleu, and right is Renee Aubry, Artisan Coutelier.

    both have Juniper covers.

    the smudge on the right knife is just finger prints. it is like a mirror.

    both have great action and snap, would be an 8 on a GEC.

    really great knives.

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  13. A. Pradel

    A. Pradel

    25
    May 17, 2019
    In an otherwise impeccable photo .....my OCD got to me and I must say that the lack of a good crust on that baguette is my only critique.....
     
  14. DrHenley

    DrHenley

    220
    May 31, 2019
    Good eye! You are absolutely correct!
     
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  15. ISKRA

    ISKRA

    720
    Sep 19, 2016
    Hmmm, not sure if brie or camembert ... o_O
     
  16. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Could be Neufchatel too;) Didn't de Gaulle complain that ruling a country with over 300 cheeses was, challenging :D

    Wine, fruits, cheeses and good bread is contentment, real felicity when you have a decent knife to accompany them :thumbsup:

    Regards, Will
     
  17. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
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  18. ISKRA

    ISKRA

    720
    Sep 19, 2016
    That reminds me of what Slavoj Žižek says about French cheeses although I'd rather not repeat it here, especially as I am myself a big camembert fan (Normand style, still a bit chalky in the middle).

    You are of course right, but as a Slav I also need to add a dried meat product or two and something pickled (makes a nice patina). ;)
     
  19. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Too thin for camenbert (Danes ans Swiss produce a white thing with milk, vaguely ressembling in shape, but even all camenberts made in Normandy are not deserving the AOC, big dairies want pasteurized being granted the AOC, which is ridiculous), neufchatel is usually heart-shaped and too small for a real brie de Meaux , not sure if raw milk... and the bread is not a baguette.
    Does not prevent from being a nice picture. :);)
     
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  20. ISKRA

    ISKRA

    720
    Sep 19, 2016
    Regional variation, mon ami. :p (And I agree with you - unpasteurised, although it's harder to get over here) I'd pair the cheese with a nice Teran wine from the Kras Plateau or a Refošk from the Litorral, sour bread and some pršut or even želodec. And it'd still work great because great cheese goes well with other great things. :cool:
     
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