Also known as the “Capitale de la Coutellerie” or Capital of Cutlery, Thiers is located close to the center of the country.
Being as passionate as I am about knives and living in the south of France I could not let this opportunity pass by. I went there to find a knife, and so I did, two in fact, this one is one of them.
Thiers is a great village, full of knife stores with all possible variants in designs, materials, and makers, I had the pleasure to meet the maker of this specific knife, in fact it was him who sold it to me and engraved it. I think this is what some people call a gentleman’s knife, although I really don’t like that term.
This place is truly a heaven for knife people like me. The knife comes with a very nice leather sleeve and fits very comfortably inside the pocket. This is the compact model so I guess that is to be expected. Is large enough to cut a steak and the fact that the handle is made of natural horn makes it very easy for me to clean, I don’t have to be worrying about wood getting damaged and all that stuff. I just rinse it under the faucet and it is like new again!
- Steel: 13C26 (Swedish Inox)
- Blade length: 7 cm
- Closed length: 9.5 cm
- Overall length: 16.5 cm
- Locking mechanism: Slip-joint