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Douk Douk Corsica and the old Fred Perrin review !

Discussion in 'Knife Reviews & Testing' started by Nemo, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. Nemo


    Oct 16, 1998
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2010
  2. J D Wijbenga

    J D Wijbenga Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 17, 1998
    I remember reading and enjoying that review way back when! That was a great series of reviews!

    Thanks for the information in the new Douk. I saw them on the SICAC video on youtube but did not know what they where. Do you now the design philosophy behind this design?

    Keep up the good review work!

  3. Nemo


    Oct 16, 1998
    Thanks JD. :)

    Fred Perrin loves the Douk.
    The Vendetta pattern is some kind of Corsican famous folding knife
    (knives with "vendetta" vengeance written on them)
    As those vendetta knives are slip joint, Fred (and Laurent Bellini, I believe but I need to check that info) adapted that traditionnal pattern to the Douk.
    Fred was carrying one on a kydex sheath around his neck and was able to open it really fast.
    Oh well I should meet him soon enough to bring a lot of infos.
    (He doesn't live in Paris anymore...)

    Anyway, the Corsican Douk is my table knife since the SICAC (International knifeshow in PAris) and I love it. This a FFG blade with a lot of power in a light package.
    All Douk lovers will love that new pattern.

  4. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod Staff Member Super Mod

    Apr 6, 2000
    I've seen Vendetta patterns on websites that sell Laguioles, too. Maybe they'll carry this also.
  5. Nemo


    Oct 16, 1998
    Yes because this pattern was not created in Corse but in Thiers one century ago.
    I think it was "a coup" of marketing back in the 19Th century.

    So the Vendetta is a "Thiers" design (Central of France) as is the Douk Douk.
    Same blood same family then. ;-)

    I will check my infos ASAP and will update that thread as they will come.
  6. J D Wijbenga

    J D Wijbenga Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 17, 1998
    Cool! Thanks Nemo. I will check your blog and Fred Perrin's site. This afternoon they where not there jet.

    Perhaps you could ask Fred for a video demo :) I find it fascinating how these oh so simple knives in the right hands becomes such capable tools. Fancy knives are a lot of fun and can be very capable as well. But you can can go a long way with a Douk (or the like) and skill.

  7. fausto nasafiaschi

    fausto nasafiaschi

    Aug 6, 2000
    Very interesting news! Is the new Vendetta going to be soon on the market? Will they be available at bladecraft.com ? I definitely need to get one!
  8. Nemo


    Oct 16, 1998
    You can find it directly with Fred Perrin but I don't have (yet) more info about it.
  9. r-winter


    Oct 9, 2008
    Cool! A Douk Douk, i own one and love it but I did not know it could be used as a bush knife i always though it was an African straight razor.
  10. jim carnes

    jim carnes

    Dec 13, 2010
  11. Nemo


    Oct 16, 1998
    You can find many results by searching on the net...:)
  12. hardheart


    Sep 19, 2001
    I can't find any place to buy it. Google only gives me places listing douk douks and corsican vendettas made by other companies on the same page.
  13. Nemo


    Oct 16, 1998

    "Couteaux Corse Vendetta" should be your terms in the research box...

    for the incredible Doukdouk here is the link:

    and the one your all wanted:

    the link to buy it

    (I don't do any business with this people, and I don't know if they speak English. But who dares win ! ;-) )


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