Pocket knife Le Thiers |
Model n° TTGALUR
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This material is mainly used for luxury handbags
Closed length : 12 cm
12C27 Stainless steel blade
Hardness: 56 Hrc
Weight: approximately 95 g
Original creation of Teymen
French artisanal making
Delivered with sheath in a black gift box with a certificate of origin
Galuchat is half-leather, half-mineral.
To the inquisitive onlooker, it appears smooth with rows of tiny glowing beads peeking through. Each piece is marked by one or two paler oval patches known as the ‘eye’.
Full-grain galuchat comes from the common stingray found in the Indo-Pacific.
This species is marked by a number of larger papillae along the mid-line of its back, which decrease in size towards the outer edges of the skin.
The papillae or scales are made of the same material as our teeth, namely dentine and enamel. The skin is taken from the back of the stingray for the manufacture of precious objects.
Fine-grain galuchat can be obtained from the scaled species found in the Atlantic. Unlike the stingray, in this species only the skin of the belly is used. The papillae or scales of this species are very rough and pointed and must therefore be ground down to produce fine-grain shagreen, as it is also called.
The term Galuchat comes from the name of the Master Leathermaker under the court of Louis XV, who was the first person in 18th century France to use this exceptional material. Green shagreen was particularly prized at the time.