Limited series |
Model n° THHDOSFEST-A
Closed size : 17 cm
Mimosa wood (snakewood) handle : 14.8 cm
Anti-slip knurling on lower side of the tang
Completely hollowed blade forged from 100% carbon steel
2 sides mirror-polished
Traditional gold marking Bison
Forged decorated with hooked nose on the back of the blade
Length used : 7 cm
Width used : 1.9 cm (6/8)
Delivered in sheep leather pouch
On the back is a hand-forged ”long” decoration forged a hundred years ago.
Handcrafted by Thiers-Issard France.
Mimosa wood handle is a species of fine wood found only in the forests of Guyana.
It looks like snakeskin. Typically brownish-red with contrasting brown or black spots.
It ranks 4th in the top 10 of the world's toughest woods, which makes it hard to work with since it is so dense and tough. Needless to say that it will resist everyday bumps and shocks without any difficulty.
It will get darker with time, but that will be the only sign of the passing years, its appearance will remain the same for generations. If you wanted a gift to pass down from father to son, you have just found the ideal knife!
Did you know ?
Just like ebony, mimosa wood is so dense that it does not float!
Despite its toughness, it is sometimes still used to makes small statues, boxes, walking sticks or for marquetry.