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Traditionals from all over the world

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by herisson, Oct 1, 2018.

  1. jstrange

    jstrange

    Mar 31, 2012
    At the risk of offending those in this forum, I have to say I really want one of those with the back lock and opening hole. Classy yet utilitarian.
     
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2018
  2. dirc

    dirc

    555
    Jan 31, 2018
    copper mercator, built for well over a hundred years from Germany

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  3. mpt

    mpt

    34
    Jul 8, 2018
    Sodbuster/Hippekniep/Pastor/Mineur/Maniaghese - well known pattern with unclear origins; this one is Kissing Crane made in Italy:
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  4. 12B10

    12B10

    16
    Mar 16, 2003
    Maybe my favorite thread so far. Amazing knives.
     
  5. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Three I like. One Bone, one Horn one Wood.

    From America, France, Finland

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  6. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
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  7. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    I'll take the Bourbon, the Scotch? No thanks....:cool::D
     
  8. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Basic Member Gold Member

    692
    May 20, 2018
    I'll take all three! ;)
     
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  9. herisson

    herisson Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2013
    Some have a bump in the spring where the tang hits. It acts like a kick in the tang does. However, as they usually have strong backsprings (and a hook/notch interface between tang and spring) the accompanied closing is recommended !
     
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  10. dc50

    dc50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 14, 2006
    Thank you Sir! :thumbsup::)
     
  11. herisson

    herisson Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2013
    [Makes a note to himself : read all posts before answering....]
    And while this turns out to be quite the French parade, I just can't help myself, if only for the walnut scales...

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  12. Radisson

    Radisson Gold Member Gold Member

    21
    Jun 13, 2018
    Wow... that is such a gorgeous knife! It might be my next acquisition...
     
  13. herisson

    herisson Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2013
    It is... I consider it one of my beauties. However, I don't carry it much because it's quite a weight in the pocket and I make do nowadays with way lighter knives (I know, I'm a wimp...). But the locking action of the backspring and hook/notch interface is just outstanding ! It borders on locking folder territory. I had less luck with the Chamois model which I had to send back due to a weak spring. Came back with just a little stronger spring. Not happy with that one while it is a splendid design...
     
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  14. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    :thumbsup: The word in French is poncetage.
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    Some have a groove in the spring to reduce hazard.

    Today some makers have added a kick to their blades, not because they had tons of returns, rather to comfort the buyer.
     
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  15. Radisson

    Radisson Gold Member Gold Member

    21
    Jun 13, 2018
    I was wondering about their customer service... I heard good things about it. It sounds like the spring is still weak for your taste. Anyhow, the one that I'm very interested in is the Capuchadou. Might even use a work related trip to France to visit their shop/store...
     
  16. herisson

    herisson Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2013
    And here we have it ! The right word for the right thing. Merci !
     
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  17. herisson

    herisson Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2013
    The customer service is top notch and Gilles is a stand-up guy. I just didn't manage to make them understand my obsession with strong backsprings... If you can arrange, I wouldn't miss a visit to their store / factory. This way, you can choose your knife in hand : nothing better. And they are in Thiers... THE cutlery town in France (like Maniago in Italy, Sheffield in England or Seki in Japan). A must !
     
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  18. Radisson

    Radisson Gold Member Gold Member

    21
    Jun 13, 2018
    Ok, that’s great to hear, and I will definitely try to make that happen! Thanks for the infos!
     
  19. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Was thinking about a Chamois, but if they have weak springs/lazy action I'm put right off...especially as they are not that cheap.
     
  20. ISKRA

    ISKRA

    466
    Sep 19, 2016
    Darn you guys, now I'm thinking about (finally) getting a Frenchy myself! :mad::D Again! :eek: It'll have to wait a bit though ...
     

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