Traditional French Friday

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

  1. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    Thanks Steve,
     
  2. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    Wow! That is one fine looking Laguiole!
     
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  3. mdeous

    mdeous

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    Nov 6, 2020
    Wow I hadn't seen one of those 2Fr coins in such a long time!
     
  4. Corto_Malt

    Corto_Malt

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    Aug 6, 2020
    Thanks :)
     
  5. Fred Z

    Fred Z Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 14, 2020
    You guys are killing me! Just when I think I have all the knife types I could want, you post one like this (and the earlier giraffe bone), and now I must have a Cognet! I'm looking at Louro Faia (Lacewood) and/or Frene Onde (Wavy Ash).
     
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  6. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Sigh!!:rolleyes: I was having eye surgery when you posted that beauty, Â !!
    Now I can see it even better!!:thumbsup::D
     
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  7. Âchillepattada

    Âchillepattada Gold Member Gold Member

    May 17, 2012
    Hi Charlie, I hope you are better know . So I did good in making a dark picture, it must be better for your eyes :D

    I wish you a fast recovery :):thumbsup:

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  8. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    There are ALWAYS more beautiful knives created by very skilled and artistic makers. Oh my - if we could only... - but we can't :confused: - thus the dilemma and the angst :) Good luck with that :thumbsup:
     
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  9. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    [​IMG]Le Thiers Compact, par Chambriard.
     
  10. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014
  11. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    by Honoré Durand with Pistachio Wood

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  12. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Did you put a little olive oil on it, Ed? Love those Laguioles!
     
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  13. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    No Vince. @Prester John I've done nothing to the knife since I got it. Here's a square-on picture of the mark side.


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  14. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    The pistachio wood is very attractive. And isn't the handle comfortable? Just a great design.
     
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  15. Fred Z

    Fred Z Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 14, 2020
    Gee, I forgot it's Friday. I received these from Gérard Destannes on Wednesday. I will say he is a delight to work with. I told him what I was looking for, and he sent me pictures of what he had on hand that I could choose from. Gérard has just completed two in Pistachio, and I have chosen mine. As soon as he finishes a couple in Bruyere, I will make my choice, and he will ship those two together.
    The fit and finish on these knives is superb. I already had eleven Aurillac knives from four other knife makers, and the only one that comes close to the look, feel, and quality of these two is my Fontenille Pataud. Gérard's knives do not have any filework, but the price reflects that, and for me, any decoration is unnecessary on this style of knife. I heartily recommend G.Destannes to anyone looking for a really nice example of an Aurillac knife.

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  16. Fred Z

    Fred Z Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 14, 2020
    Sorry. Duplicated and there doesn't seem to be a way to delete a post here.
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2020
  17. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    The Destannes family is the only "legitimate" maker of Aurillac, they bought the shop from Vigier, first maker of this pattern, in Aurillac, at the turn of the XXth century . I guess parts are now made in Thiers and assembled. I still wonder why the pattern changed...

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  18. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Two beautiful knives, Fred!!:thumbsup:

    I never get tired of seeing your old time Aurillac, JP!!
    Even though it is a relic, it teases one with its authenticity!!:cool:
     
  19. Fred Z

    Fred Z Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 14, 2020
    Thank you for that information. As a novice, I appreciate the history you provide. I had no idea that the current "look" is not the original.
     
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  20. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    According to C. Lemasson, the Aurillac knife was built and sold in Aurillac since the XVIIIth century under two shapes, the rounded, as today, without bolsters (but with rosettes), a peasant's knife and the flat with three bolsters, aimed at the wealthy bourgeois. Various Thiers makers started making the patterns around 1890, then concentrated on the round shape after WWI, eventually adding the bolster.
     

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