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Gentlemen's Knives 2 years 6 months ago #1672

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I looked at my collection the other day and saw a wonderful group of blades that one could rely on as back-up in any situation. Some are nigh on indestructible! Then I thought to myself, Leo, you don't need indestructible anymore, you need a knife for an old gentleman; one that you can carry without frightening everyone who sees it. I decided t take a look around and stopped short when I came to French knives from the city of Theirs in France. Oh my goodness! I found several knives immediately that screamed elegance and that one could use anytime in the kitchen or dining-room. The one I chose was Le Trappeur from Coutellerie Chambriard in Theirs.
Talk about service, I e-mailed the owner Philippe Chambriard on Friday evening last and had the knife today by noon hour. BTW DHL is so fast , they make UPS look like they are standing still.
The knife came in a beautifully designed leather case that is to die for.



The model I bought has wonderful Juniper slabs over stainless steel liners. Juniper has wonderfully variegated grain and has a delightful peppery smell. Did I say that the knife is completely hand-made an so no two are exactly alike? The craftsmanship is awesome, if I can use that overworked word. The back of the SS bolster has very artful file-work and the inscribed letter T that all knives made in Theirs carry.
The blade is elegantly shaped and razor sharp. I used it to cut some French baguette and some cheese for supper and nobody sucked in their breath like when I haul out one of my killing knives! LOL! The shape of the whole is exactly elegant and non-threatening.








I will do a review of this knife later, with all the pertinent information. I have only had it for less than a dy and already, I am in love. I will soon be on to my next French knife from this cutler.

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Leo
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Leo James Mitchell
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Re: Gentlemen's Knives 2 years 6 months ago #1674

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Beautiful!
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Re: Gentlemen's Knives 2 years 6 months ago #1676

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This coutellerie?



:D
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Re: Gentlemen's Knives 2 years 6 months ago #1677

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Oh my goodness Mark! You have been there...what a great shot of the place. That city produces some of the finest cutlery around today! Thank you for that fine photograph! Did you buy a French knife while you were there?

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Leo
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Re: Gentlemen's Knives 2 years 6 months ago #1685

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What a nice knife, Leo! I think it suits you well Unique and refined, with a touch of juniper! B)
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Re: Gentlemen's Knives 2 years 6 months ago #1686

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Well how nice Tom! You mean you think I am a gentleman? LOL! You are too kind. A touch of juniper eh! Does that mean I can be a bit peppery from time to time! ;)

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Leo
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