Le Capuchadou Knife

This Fonenille Pataud Knife expresses the traditions of knives used by French shepherds.

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Before the development of the Laguiole knife in the 1830s, the Capuchadou was the everyday knife of the shepherds and farmers of the Auvergne and Aubrac regions of France. A letter written in 1890 by the mayor of Laguiole stated that the Capuchadou was well liked “because of its convenience.” Made of thick steel, the Capuchadou had a fixed blade and a long drawn point. Fontenille Pataud, makers of fine cutlery, have reissued an interpretation of this rural knife, adorned with handsome juniper wood scales and featuring a shamrock in place of the Laguiole signature bee. Overall length: 6¾". Blade: 3". Imported.

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