Editions G Limited Edition Eric Parmentier Gentleman's Lockback Folding Knife 3.5" Niolox Drop Point Blade, Vintage Canvas Micarta Handles, Leather Pouch
EDGGENTLEMAN: Eric Parmentier Gentleman Folding Knife
Editions G Custom Knife Editions
In order to produce quality knives, each collaboration starts with friendship, passion, and above all mutual respect.
In his workshop-garage, Eric develops and realizes each of the elements that, once assembled, will form an elegant and functional tool. He manufactures his knives from A to Z. From the steel he chooses, to the least piece of mechanism – of course also the woods and noble materials – everything is homemade.
Eric started with cabinetmaking, carpentry, and sound insulation studies, before continuing his training with two years to teach, then as much to master business management. He then starts as an independent cabinetmaker. He is very quickly disappointed because the constraints are more and more weight and the methods and materials more and more industrial. His job is no longer artisanal enough for his taste.
In the 90s, his family and friends encouraged him to persevere in cutlery and the real start took place sometime later at the SICAC show. He manages to catch the eye on his products and it's the click.
The mastery of his art does the rest and in two years time, he joined the top ten French cutlers.
Autodidact and creator of his mechanisms, he meets the late Alain Descy who will be a real revelation for him; from there will bear a great friendship and complicity of "Gyro Gearloose".
Eric and Véronique participate in two exhibitions a year: Gembloux and Strasbourg. Its logo in the shape of a fish refers to the family arms tracing the origin of the name (a fisherman, and weapon manufacturer on the island of Noirmoutier) is sought after because it symbolizes the quality and originality shaped by passion.
- Blade Length: 3.50"
- Cutting Edge: 3.20"
- Closed Length: 4.30"
- Overall Length: 7.80"
- Blade Material: Niolox Stainless Steel
- Blade Thickness: 0.120"
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Blade Grind: Flat
- Blade Finish: Sandblast
- Handle Material: American Vintage Canvas Micarta
- Handle Thickness: 0.53"
- Locking Mechanism: Lockback
- Pivot Assembly: Washers
- Pocket Clip: None
- Pouch Material: Leather
- Weight: 3.6 oz.
- Designer: Eric Parmentier
- Includes Leather Slip Pouch and Buttoned Carry Case
- Made in Italy by LionSteel
Semi-Custom or Mid-Tech knives are knives produced by a process in which the designer has more direct--but not complete--involvement; parts of these knives may still have been made by others.
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
The lockback system has been used for many decades. It can usually be found on the knife spine and it provides a strong lockup that will wear well.
Micarta is a compressed layered composite sealed within a thermosetting plastic which creates a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.