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Model n° LTE12128INM
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Thuja Burl handle, 8mm thick slabs
Closed length : 12 cm
Opened length: 21.5 cm
Hardness: 56 Hrc
Weight: approximately 90 g
12C27 Stainless steel blade
Stainless steel plates and bolsters
Spring: File work is done by hand (3 mm thick)
A blade-stop is fitted to the spring to avoid the blade dulling when closing.
Delivered in a black gift box with a numbered lifetime warranty
French artisanal making.
What is burl?
Burl is formed by a sudden surge of sap, caused by parasitic attack, damage, or bark removal. It forms only a tiny part of the tree, hence its rarity and value: certain species of burl are especially beautiful and highly sought-after. Burl is a natural excrescence and one of nature’s true ‘wonders’.
Burl has such an intricate grain that it makes work on large structural pieces impossible; its use is therefore confined to turning and the crafting of small objects, such as cutlery.
Further details about thuya...
Thuya wood is native to Morocco and Algeria. It has a silky touch and a very pleasant fragrance. It is virtually rot-proof and therefore sometimes used for building foundation elements, beams, enclosures and even telegraph poles!
Thuya has been overexploited in the past and so, in order to preserve the forest, the High Commission for forests and waterways stepped up its monitoring of the species and ordered a limitation on its use.
This wood species is valued for its delicate veining and natural "leopard skin" figurations.