Masculine and rustic: Rhône-Alpes - Alpin Bubinga wood
The Alpine knife has its origins in the mountains and valleys of Savoy, the highest landscape in Europe with the world-famous Mont Blanc. Therefore, the alpine is sometimes referred to as "Savoyard" or "Montagnart".
The farmers and ranchers in this harsh region appreciated an easily stowable, universally applicable cutting tool that lived up to the tight purse of the rural population. The alpine knife remained the standard knife of this region thanks to its versatile blade and the handy, slightly curved and slightly beveled handle. The simple, rounded handles have traditionally been made of regional woods such as walnut or beech, more rarely beef or ram's horn.
The alpine also served a certain Monsieur Opinel as a model for today's world-famous, named after him folding knife. Unlike the Opinel, this Alpin from Thiers, however, has the classic spring mechanism. It has slightly polished handles made of slightly reddish West African Bubinga heartwood. The sturdy, heavy material is ideal for knives that are much in use. At the front, the handle has shiny, polished stainless steel jaws, and a safety chain or cord can be attached to the practical eyelet at the rear end. The wide, slightly lowered blade is made of stainless 12C27 stainless steel.