One of the world's great peasant knives. The Douk Douk with it's ultra-thin design and it's sharp carbon steel blade makes this the ideal everyday carrier. Great for idyllic pastimes like gardening, slicing cheese and cutting rope.
The douk-douk is a very simple slipjoint knife, having no locking mechanism, but only a very strong backspring to bias it towards the open, closed and 90 degree positions. This intermediate position is to help prevent the blade from snapping shut on the users fingers if the user accidentally folds the blade while cutting. The knife consists of only six parts:
- A folded sheet-metal handle, which is very slim
- A carbon steel blade, of a soft and easily sharpened steel, generally of the "Turkish clip" profile reminiscent of a scimitar. The blade has indentations at the back, and is decorated with acid-engraved arabesques. The blade has no nail-nick, but is easily grasped for opening since it tapers at the spine.
- A strong backspring
- Two rivets: one to hold the blade, the other to hold the backspring and bail
- A metal bail or lanyard loop
- Handmade since 1929 by the Cognet family of Thiers, France
- Superior craftsmanship.