Pocket knife from France Midi-Pyrénées - Roquefort Horn


EAN: 3270820210591

Category: Pocket Knives from France

72,50 €

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Durable pocket knife from Thiers: Midi-Pyrenées Roquefort Horn

The Roquefort was from about 1800, the knife of the shepherds, drove their herds through "Les Causses", a karstified, inhospitable lime plateau in the French Massif Central near the town of Millau. The Causses with their austere beauty are now part of a national park.

The construction and shape of the Roquefort belongs to the same knife family as the Yssingeaux. From about 1850, knifes developed from it one of the most famous pocket knives in France, the Laguiole, named after the village of the same name. Common features are the Bourbonnais blade, whose shape resembles a sage leaf, and a straight handle with a curved end, the so-called "raven's beak". If it is provided with a thorn, it is also called "Marchant de Vin".

The handle typically has durable metal jaws at both ends. They stabilize the knife, give the blade a firm hold and make the Roquefort more robust. The polished horn of the handles comes from local cattle. The blade with the tapered tip is made of proven 12C27 stainless steel. This knife is also produced in Thiers in Auvergne. Today, more than 100 craft businesses and one sixth of the 12,000 or so inhabitants of the knife industry are dedicated to local production.

Product weight: 0,11 Kg
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