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Model n° LTE12202GINB
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Ebony Wood handle, 8mm thick slabs
Closed length : 12 cm
Opened length: 21.5 cm
Hardness: 56 Hrc
Weight: approximately 95 g
12C27 Stainless steel blade
Plates are chiseled by hand-filling (1.2 mm thick)
Corkscrew with 5 rings worm
Stainless steel plates and bolsters
Spring: File work is also done by hand (3 mm thick)
Bladestop: in order not to damage the edge of the blade
Delivered in a black gift box with a numbered lifetime warranty
French artisanal making.
Ebony has been used from time immemorial, some of the earliest pieces having been found in Ancient Egyptian tombs.
At the end of the 16th Century it was used to make precious items, usually small in size, such as fine caskets to present luxury products. Its high density and hardness mean it was also a favourite in religious buildings or wealthy residences for panelling and bas-reliefs.
The name of this so very particular wood is the etymological origin of the French word "ébéniste" for a craftsman who makes furniture.
The myriad glitter-like oxalic acid crystals embedded in the wood give it its unusual shimmer. Polished, smooth, mat or shiny, ebony remains a precious matter of choice to create statues, valuable ornaments and, of course, knife handles.
Ebony grows in low altitude mountain forests, on relatively poor terrain, in strong heat.
Types of ebony are mainly found in Madagascar, Gabon and the Indes.