Product Code: 4525
Condition: Mint
Price: € 390,00

Charles Louis Eloi Pernet belonged to the third generation of knife makers in Biesles. In 1901, at the age of 12, he became an apprentice in a local cutlery. It was not until 1920 that Eloi decided to establish his own factory, - Eloi Pernet. With a small group of the best artisans he could find, Eloi quickly became renowned for its craft. In 1925 Eloi won the *Meilleur Ouvrier de France* (Best Craftsman of France) award for a multi-blade knife. The following year, he and his artisans again won the *Meilleur Ouvier de France* award. The World began to take notice as Hermes, Dupont, Vuitton, and Dunhill all sought Elois fine craftsmanship. By 1937 Pernet had won first prize in the *Arts & Techniques* contest in the Expositions Universelles de Paris. In 1959, Eloi obtained the Medaille d Or de *Qualité France* (gold medal of *Quality France*). Charles Pernet died in 1963, leaving behind a unique discipline for quality and fine craftsmanship. The knife handles of this three blades folder are scales of superb presentation-grade antique tortoise shell. Flattened handle with a main blade, a nail file type blade and a pair of scissors. Main blade is stamped *ELOI FRANCE* on one side and the wording *Inoxidable* on the other one. Blades are in full profile and snaps firmly. Mirror polished with no dents. The delicate shell scales are in perfect conditions with nice gold areas. 6,5 cm cm folded and 10,7 when the main blade is out.