"Handmade" knife: Pialincu in ebony wood
Designed and designed in Corsica by passionate professional knitters who have united their know-how: Antoine and Camille Zuria in Bonifacio (Corsica), Gilles® Fontenille Pataud in Thiers and Robert Beillonnet, M.O.F 1997 and 2000.
This "handmade" knife is called the "Pialincu", in tribute to the ancestral Bonifacian peasant * who left the citadel before daybreak to go, at the foot of his donkey, to the "Pial", this close Bonifacian countryside where each family had a small plot of land surrounded by dry stone walls. The Pialincu spent his day there, making the most of this arid land to feed his family. His knife never left him.
This "Pialincu" knife measures 10.5 cm closed, which is rare and suitable for small hands, especially those of women. Its mechanism consists of a single piece with a safety lock on the back. Its handle is made of natural wood (olive, oak, juniper, heather root ...), horn (cow, ram) or bone. Its blade is made of "14C28N" stainless steel. There are more prestigious models fitted with a "Damascus" blade.
Blade: 14C28N Swedish stainless steel 3 mm thick at the heel. Hardness: 58 - 59 Hrc
Size & weight: 10.5 cm closed, 19 cm open, about 100 g
Handle: real ebony, 6 mm thick. Each sleeve is unique.
Spring and Technique: Lock-back blade lock, fixed stop for blade: this does not hit the bottom of the knife when closing
Forged, chiseled and polished interior spring.
Comes with belt case
* The last Boniface Pialincu was called Dominique Zuria. He died in 2010. This knife is dedicated to him.