The Douk Douk Folder knife has been produced in Thiers, France by the Cognet family since 1929. In the decades since it has become somewhat of a legend. Despite its maker's initial intent, to be a peasant's knife used to slice cheese or cut rope, this humble folder was nefariously utilized by the Algerian army in the 1950s to terrorize French countrymen.
With its scimitar blade, ferro blackened stainless steel handle, and the Melanesian Spirit God (of doom and destruction) "Douk Douk" engraved in the haft, it's no wonder this knife has a history of interesting usage. Though we aren't even scratching the surface of that history here, suffice it to say this blade has developed somewhat of a cult following among knife collectors.
The serendipitous synthesis of affordability and craftsmanship offered by the Douk Douk Folder is unsurpassed by any other knife so it's no wonder they've been used by so many for so long. For the modern fisherman or adventurer, this is quite possibly the best-suited knife available.
- High carbon steel blade, hardened to Rc 50-53 makes the knife easy to sharpen and give it a lasting hold.
- Bail and leather lanyard included
- Blade Length: 3 1/8"
- Closed Length: 4 3/8"
- Overall Length 7 1/2"
- Weight: 2.4 oz