The pocket knives in the Le Thiers Gentleman series are a tribute to the village of Thiers in France. For centuries, Thiers has been the heart of the French knife industry. The Le Thiers knives are made by hand there. You can see that Le Thiers pocket knives are handmade when you look at the finish. Each knife is unique and has its own charm. The stunning finish with natural materials gives them a highly distinctive look. This pocket knife should be in every gentleman's kit!
Le Thiers Gentleman knives have a secure locking system, a flexible mechanism and a solid stop pin to keep your knife sharp.
The blade is made of 14C28N stainless steel, which is often used for top-quality knives. The secret is the addition of nitrogen. This, combined with a hardness of 58-59 HRC, makes this a perfect steel for knifemakers with high expectations for sharpness, stability and corrosion resistance.
This knife has a back lock on the blade. This lock ensures safety while you use the knife. And thanks to this lock, the blade doesn't need a heavy spring. The knife opens and closes nice and lightly.
When the blade closes, it is caught by a hardened pin. This prevents the sharp blade from hitting the inside of the knife too hard. The pin won't wear out, even with long-term use.
The scales of this pocket knife are made of olive wood. Olive wood comes from the olive tree. It often has a nice flamed grain pattern. Its most remarkable feature is the smell: you'll immediately recognise the warm Mediterranean scent of olive oil. Please be aware that materials like wood have natural variations. The knife you receive may therefore be subtly different from the product photos. The model and type of material, however, will always be the same. This means all the knives are unique, which is of course what makes them so special. The knife comes with a leather sheath. Another traditional product that has been made by hand in France.
You need to add some oil to the mechanism every once in a while. You should also regularly sharpen the blade to keep it razor-sharp. This is something you should do with every knife, though! Sharpen the knife before it gets blunt. Otherwise you're already too late. A knife should never be placed in a dishwasher. Rinse the blade after use and dry it properly, especially after cutting products that contain acids and salts. If you aren't using the knife on a daily basis, or want to store it for a longer period of time, you need to oil the blade.
The high level of attention that Le Thiers pays to the design and manufacture of its knives enables it to offer a lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects. This warranty is limited to normal use, i.e. cutting. The knife comes with a numbered warranty certificate, so keep it safe.
By Fontenille Pataud
Le Thiers pocket knives are made in Thiers in the Fontenille Pataud workshop. Like all knives by Fontenille Pataud, the Le Thiers knives are made from the best materials to ensure high quality.