Slim pocketknife from Thiers: Midi-Pyrénées - Aveyronnais Horn
The Aveyronnais, named after the southern French department of Aveyron, is a descendant of the famous, throughout France very popular Laguiole knife. Sometimes it's called "Laguiole for the poor," but that's not entirely true. Because originally it was the knife of the farmers and ranchers.
This version is produced in the "Solingen of France", in Thiers in the Auvergne. Although it presents itself in the shape of Laguiole, it is otherwise a purist knife without any frills and without the laguiole characteristic "bee", also called "fly". This was originally part of a locking mechanism. Since the Aveyronnais but has no lock, it is superfluous here. Typically, the Aveyronnais dispenses with the mandrel, other attachments and the rear jaws.
The curved narrow handle is traditionally executed with rounded horn shells, the material of old in rural France. Polished horn in dark natural colors characterizes this model, whose strong, slightly conical jaws are made of polished stainless steel. Contrary to the carbon steel actually used for the Aveyronnais, the fine pocket knife has a tapered blade made of stainless 12C27 stainless steel.
The pocket knife "Laguiole gastronome" made of 12 C 27 steel has a blade length of 9 cm and opens a total length of 20 cm.