Traditional French Friday

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Gary W. Graley, Aug 30, 2019.

  1. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    and this is not about French Fries...;) but show off your French knives on Friday. Over the years I've owned a lot of knives, but the ones made by the family Chambriard stand out for me and I do wish I had kept them, sad to say I only have one right now but it is a nice one.

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    With hand filed back spring, juniper wood scales and stainless bolsters, the blade is 13c26 they call it the Razor steel and it certainly takes a fine edge.

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    So lets see your French knives on Friday ;)
    G2
     
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  2. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    My favorite by a long shot.

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  3. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    I guess I'll work for my Parish ;) Renaud Aubry's Navette (shuttle), back from Finland thanks to @Will Power :D
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  4. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    All my frenchies are at home, resting. (Opinels and one small Laguiole) I'm doing "eastern 'murrikin" and Swiss today. :( :D
     
  5. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Great idea for a thread:thumbsup: Be plenty to look forward to in the coming weeks, but for now I'll confine myself to the mighty Opinel. I particularly like the smaller sizes but here's a standard in Bubinga wood. Notice stamped blade too:cool: Sandvik is an excellent everyday supersteel:D Avance vendredi!

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  6. cchu518

    cchu518 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    Nice photo compositions fellas!
     
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  7. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
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  8. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Time Waits for No Man....

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  9. Âchillepattada

    Âchillepattada Gold Member Gold Member

    May 17, 2012
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  10. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    Thank you Gary.
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  11. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    I'm not sure this kind of knife is trad French, nor the maker as, If I ain't wrong, he's living in Florida (phone code 407) and most knives are produced by Lionsteel in Italy...
     
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  12. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
  13. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    For discussion’s sake, not to be argumentative... The Maker, Bastien, is a long time French resident who only recently, moved to Florida, made this for me. It is not one of his factory partnered runs. It is also a Friction Folder and is traditional if not French patterned.
     
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  14. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    Harvey, sounds good to me please keep it in
    Thanks
    G2
     
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  15. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Let's give back to Caesar... this is traditionnal French thread. ;)
     
  16. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    I received a traditional French knife for my birthday, which is Sunday, when I will open it. So no pictures till next Friday on this thread, but I did inspect it upon receipt and it is beautiful!
     
  17. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Perhaps you remember this one Gary!!??:) Thanks for the knife and sheath so many years ago!!!:D
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  18. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    What a nice knife and picture of same, Â!!!
     
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  19. Chui

    Chui Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 10, 2012
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  20. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
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