Aquitaine knife |
Model n° RBENONT08
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Closed size : 7,5 cm
Carbon steel blade
Blade length : 6 cm
Blade width: 1 cm
The boxwood handle is decorated with patterns in pyrography
Delivered with certificate of origin and guarantee
Despite being very small, this knife is just as useful as a big one.
This is one of the oldest regional French knives.
Originally there was a ball at the end of the handle, but this was replaced in the 19th C by a fishtail, and then by a clog.
This knife is still made in Nontron, by hand, with the same tools, the same hand movements as centuries ago.
The ferrule in brass was adapted in the 19th C to replace the closing system which used a nail.
The handle is in turned boxwood.
The inverted V decoration surrounded by 3 points is somewhat controversial.
Is it of Moorish inspiration or Masonic?