Poing J. Mongin Forge Main Nogent Inox, 13 cm . 1965-1980
This is a
wonderful French folding knife known as *Coup de Poing* from the famous French
knife maker *Jacques Mongin*
solid blond horn handle and lock ring blade on the palm spring.
and all metal accessories are completely handcrafted and the spring is fitted
to the handle
polished blade tang stamped * Forge Main / JM / Nogent Inox * within in an oval.
end of the 1980s, the signature in an oval was preceded by the words
"Forgé Main" which has subsequently and until today been replaced by
the words "Fait Main". The blades
are now laser cut and no longer shaped in the forge. They are rather more
efficient and consistent than before, but "Hand Forged" markings are
rarer and more expensive than "Handmade" markings.
Mint overall condition, no chips or cracks to the
handles and no dents to the steel parts
13 cm folded and 21,5 cm in fully extended position.
detail, the finest materials, flawless craftsmanship, and superlative designs
that transcend the best traditions of the Golden Age of French cutlery are all
incorporated in the handcrafted knives of Mongin. Located in Biesles (Nogent),
France, this small shop of artisans painstakingly create the edged works of art
designed by master cutler, Jacques Mongin. The winner of the prestigious MOF
(Meilleurs Ouvriers de France - Best Craftsmen of France) award in 1965,
Jacques has recently retired, but his son, Daniel Margaux, has taken over and
maintains this cutlery icon’s legacy