PASSION FRANCE DOUK-DOUK POCKET KNIFE
The Douk-Douk is a legendary knife, whose story fills books. It is a very efficient knife of ingeniously simple design and consists of only six parts: a blade of fine-grained carbon steel, a handle of folded sheet metal, the backbone, which has the task of locking the blade in the open or closed state, Two rivets and a small strap at the end of the handle, where you can attach a safety strap
The Douk-Douk was designed by Gaston Cognet in 1928 to be a knife obtainable by all, that versatile and fuctional for everyday use. Another fellow by the name of Joseph Opinel had a similar plan a knife of the people around the same time, and not too far away!
Opinel had success in France, but Gaston found that his knife was more suited to the colonies. He travelled the French islands of micronesia and on one such trip he was introduced to the mythical figure 'Douk Douk', which gave the knife it's name.
The knives are still made in France today, using many of the original tools and machines, by Gaston's grandson, Pierre.
Wolfgang and Sabine are German, their knives are French; hence Passion France. Utilising German efficiency and precision, combined with a comprehensive history of French knives, they work with award-winning knife-makers to make beautiful pieces, each specific to a region and time, often with a specific use and culture surrounding it. The plethora of knives they produce in stunning different natural materials serves the French culture of the knife, where it signifies social cohesion, family, and of course; food.
Domestic Shipping Within Australia
Shipping costs are based on the size and/or weight of the item purchased. All orders over $300 AUD are shipped express for free Australia-wide.
All orders shipped within Australia are sent using Startrack Express or Australia Post Express. A signature will be required for delivery, which is usually the next business day after shipping.
All orders received before 2pm will be shipped the same day wherever possible. However, we cannot guarantee next day delivery due to courier collection and occasional delays. If your order will be significantly delayed we will always do our best to keep you informed of progress.
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International Shipping - Rest of World
Shipping costs are based on the size and/or weight of the item purchased. All orders over $850 AUD are shipped free of charge.
All orders are sent using a door to door international courier service. A signature will be required for delivery. Each country has their own system for imports with individual duty and charges based on the origin and value of the item(s). The buyer is responsible for all customs charges and/or fees.
All orders received before 2pm will be shipped the same day wherever possible. However, delays can sometimes happen due to courier collection. If significant delay is expected prior to shipping your order, we will do our best to keep you informed.