Knife "handmade": The Pialincu Walnut
Designed and designed in Corsica by passionate professional cutlers who have combined 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 knife "handmade" is called "Pialincu", in tribute to the ancestral peasant Bonifacien * who left the citadel before sunrise to get to the foot of his donkey on the "Piale", this close the Bonifaceian countryside where each family owned a small piece of land surrounded by dry stone walls. Pialincu spent his day there, making the most of this arid land to feed his family. His knife never left him.
This knife "Pialincu" measures 10.5 cm closed, which is rare and suitable for small hands including those of women. Its mechanism consists of a single piece with a safety catch on the back. Its handle is natural wood (olive, oak, juniper, heather root ...), horn (cow, ram) or bone. Its blade is stainless steel "14C28N" or "RWL 34". There are more prestigious models mounted with Damascus blade.
- Swedish stainless steel 14C28N thickness 3 mm in the heel. Hardness: 58-59 Hrc
- Special steel RWL 34 Hardness: 60 Hrc
Dimension & weight: 10.5 cm closed, 19 cm open, about 100 g
Handle: Walnut wood, 1st choice. Each round is unique.
Spring and Technique: Blade lock with back pump (lock-back), fixed stop for the blade: it does not hit the bottom of the knife when closing
Forged, chiseled and polished spring.
Comes with belt pouch
* The last Pialincu Bonifacien was Dominique Zuria. He died in 2010. This knife is dedicated to him.