Traditional French Friday

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Gary W. Graley, Aug 30, 2019.

  1. draggat

    draggat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2010
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  2. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    I really like this one Steve, @draggat :thumbsup: Please tell more.
     
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  3. draggat

    draggat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    Thanks! I do too! It's one of my favorite knives actually.

    It is the small Le Thiers made by the same manufacturer of the famous Douk Douk, hence the similar blade shape. This particular one has giraffe bone covers. It's a slipjoint with a half stop, about a 6 pull strength, very crisp action and superb fit and finish all around. Could be a French version of a GEC... LOL!

    Here's a shot of the pile side
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    They didn't waste any space in that blade well either
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  4. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    QUOTE="Âchillepattada; As usual .. my friday is saturday :confused:

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    I meant to comment on this great knife, back in October!!:p
    It is joyous to see a Joyeaux in use, with patina!! We see so many French safe queens!!:eek::D
    The "key" to knife happiness, is using one!!;) JMs key to happiness.jpg
     
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  5. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Surprise!
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  6. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
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  7. Âchillepattada

    Âchillepattada Gold Member Gold Member

    May 17, 2012
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  8. Fred Z

    Fred Z Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 14, 2020
    From Robert David in bois d'amboine.

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  9. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    No. 6 Inox

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  10. Âchillepattada

    Âchillepattada Gold Member Gold Member

    May 17, 2012
    A great collab between Davide Steri for the blade and Pierre Yves Joyeux :

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  11. lambertiana

    lambertiana Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    That's a really nice one!
     
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  12. Fred Z

    Fred Z Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 14, 2020
    Wow! Stunning curves - absolutely beautiful.
     
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  13. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    I do love this one. Plain beautiful with no frippery.
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  14. mdeous

    mdeous

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    Nov 6, 2020
    Wow, these are a bunch of damn pretty knives!!

    Here is my slipjoint from Breizh Kontell, a tiny knife maker in St Malo (Britany). It's far from being perfect on a number of points (and I hate that alenox steel, it's such a pain to sharpen!), but it has nice memories attached to it, so I still like it.
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  15. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
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    Notre Laguiole
     
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  16. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    I hope this is okay with the OP but I'd like to post a non-French traditional along with a French traditional. The two knives are a French Laguiole Honoré Duran and our 2020 BF knife an Italian manufactured Swayback by Viper. The two just seem to meld together. The coloring of the pistachio wood covers of the Laguiole and the rams horn of the Swayback Viper are well matched as well as the lines of both frames. Anyway, I think they look good together and are a good fit with each other.

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  17. Fred Z

    Fred Z Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 14, 2020
    Another new Aurillac from Robert David. This one is in cerf (stag antler).

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  18. Corto_Malt

    Corto_Malt

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    Aug 6, 2020
    a little newcomer at the end of the morning.
    A mixed laguiole

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    Blade by Davide Steri, chiselled fly, smooth spring, full handle in burr ash, assembly by Pierre-Yves Joyeux
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  19. draggat

    draggat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    I love the grain of that pistachio handle Ed! I don't have any knives with that wood yet but seeing yours makes it very tempting to get one!


    Absolutely stunning!!
     
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  20. draggat

    draggat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    Cognet Le Thiers in juniper
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