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Product Code: 4559
Condition: Mint
Price: € 0,00

Denis Diderot was a French philosopher, art critic, and writer, best known for serving as co-founder, chief editor, and contributor to the Encyclopédie along with Jean le Rond d Alembert. He was a prominent figure during the Enlightenment. He was born in Langres in 1713 and died in Paris in 1784.The French City of Langres decided to celebrate his death in 1984 with various events. Diderot father was a knifemaker and the renewed knifemaker Jacques Mongin decided to pay homage to Diderot with a faithful replica of a 18th century piece exhibited at the Breuil Museum in Langres. He realized a limited edition of 800 pieces each with tortoise shell scales and each numbered. This knife is a reissue of the Diderot knife always made by Mongin. Typical of the Langres style in its form as in its assembly, the Diderot has a concave blade on both sides. The thinned spring at two-thirds of its length gives it a very particular shape, enhanced by the finely polished buffalo horn scales.. As all the Mongin knives the Diderot is handcrafted. It is engraved *D. Diderot Langres 1784-1984*. Front tang stamped * Fait main/JM/Inox France*. The knife is 117 mm folded and the blade is 105 mm long. In mint unused condition. PRICE UPON REQUEST