This handsome French folding knife, measuring just over 9" when opened, features smoothly shaped horn scales and lovely file work on the spine. Visually striking and a pleasure to hold, with curves that fit to the fingers. The side locking mechanism is responsive and intuitive. Action is smooth, but can be fine-tuned to your preference by means of a small tightening axis stamped with the image of a shell, the symbol of St. Jacques (tightening tool is included).
This is a slightly longer than usual folder, yet is graceful and light enough to carry on your person without adding undue bulk. The style is named after the famous Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle pilgrimage route, which stretches down through France and into Spain.
While the pocket knife is a tool that many of us have used from an early age – whittling, trimming, or playing the myriad games of childhood, most of us didn’t have a beauty like this one. Whether for yourself or someone else, this is a finely made tool to treasure.