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Laguiole pocket knife, Mimosa Wood handle
2 solid brass bolsters and plates
12C27 stainless steel blade
Thickness: 3 mm
Hardness: 56-57 Hrc
The corkscrew has 4 rings (8 mm diameter)
Delivered in brown cardboard presentation box with certificate of origin and lifetime warranty
Closed length 11 or 12 cm
French artisanal making
The 11cm model adapts perfectly to every use:
Closed length: 11 cm / Opened length: 20 cm / blade length: 9 cm
The longer length 12cm corkscrew spiral gives better opening.
Closed length: 12 cm / opened length: 22 cm / blade length: 10 cm
Amourette is native to Guyana. Also known as snakewood, this wood is extremely hard and has a snakeskin-like pattern. It is typically an orangey-reddish brown with contrasting darker patches.
The French name ‘lettre mouchetée’ (in English ‘letterwood’) derives its name from one of the former uses of this wood: due to its density, it was used for making printer’s type, while the small black decorative patches explain the use of the term moucheté.
The advantage of this wood is that it undergoes little deformation with time, but it requires a minimum amount of care. It should, therefore, be kept in a dry place and cannot be cleaned in the dishwasher. Apply a little vegetable oil to the handle to restore its original sheen.
Did you know?
The density of snakewood is such that if immersed in water it will not float!
Based on 4 customer reviews
Martin C. published the 18/12/2022 following an order made on 01/12/2022
Anonymous customer published the 07/10/2021 following an order made on 20/09/2021
Absolutely love it!
Anonymous customer published the 03/05/2018 following an order made on 14/04/2018
Very rough opening due to lack of smoothing on the peak of the notch at the base of the blade.