# 4771 / Eloi Pernet Inoxidable Mirror polish Steel Folding Knife With Corkscrew

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. 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 Eloi 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.

This Elegant original old Eloi Pernet 2 pcs pocket knife has a flat and thin body made of mirror polish steel, spear point blade and folding corkscrew. The blade is front tang stamped *Eloi France* and *Star Inoxidable* on the back (old Pernet's mark) It measures 10 cm folded . The condition is amazing, all blades snaps firmly and there is no damage to note. Unused

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