This nautically named knife is sharp and straightforward, but (when used properly) will not force you to swim or sail. The Montpellier comes to us from MC Cognet, makers of the odd and lovely Douk-Douk for over 80 years.
Practical and pretty, it sports a beautifully faceted and patterned cocobolo wood handle (which smacks lightly of futurist architecture) and a wide carbon steel blade. Aside from the lanyard hole, it's got no unnecessary bells or whistles to bog it down. It's just you and the blade, man. This stylish knife comes in a foam gift box that would appear to have spring snakes or a really cool pen inside. In reality it just cradles a simple, finely made French pocket knife in slightly questionable style.
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