The Thiers Issard Gabardier is a classic European peasant's knife with a simple, elegant design. The shape is inspired by the old flat-bottom boats that were used to smuggle wine and tobacco across the Dordogne river as far back as the 17th century.
About Thiers Issard - Thiers-Issard was founded by Pierre Thiers in 1884, its name stemming from his wife’s and his last name, to differentiate between other Thiers of the area. Pierre Thiers put so much of his heart into his business; rumor has it that he died at his workbench. The company passed down through successive generations until 1985 when the company transferred to Gilles Reynewaeter, a Frenchman absolutely enamored by straight razors who has written two books on the subject. The company now makes a wide range of straight razors and folding knives, prized for their quality.