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Douk Douk | Traditional | Cognet


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The original Douk Douk, created by Gaston Cognet in 1929. Folded sheet metal ferro-blackened handle with the famous symbol stamped. XC75 carbon steel turkish clip etched blade, slipjoint mechanism with half-stop

The story of the Douk-Douk started more than 90 years ago, in 1929, when Gaspard Cognet, that everybody called “Gaston”, decided to target the Melanesian market with a new folding knife.

At the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, Thiers was exporting its knives all over the world, especially in the vast French colonial empire. The MC Cognet was one of the biggest manufactures, and targeting the French islands in the Pacific Ocean seemed a good plan.

The knife was designed to be inexpensive and sturdy.
It is made of 6 parts, a carbon steel blade, a ferro-blackened folded sheet-metal handle, a strong spring nested inside the handle, a bail at the back and 2 rivets to assemble it all.

The Duk-Duk (or Douk-Douk), sometimes called the god of chaos and doom, is an important figure in the Melanesian culture. The costume is made of a conical hat, a cylindrical mask made of bark, and palm tree leaves down to the knees. He goes screaming in the village, scaring people off, until he reaches the hut of the person suspected of a crime to deliver the punishment. Nobody dares going against him, as death would struck anyone who would raise his hand against the Duk-Duk.

Size: Large
85mm blade, 200mm unfolded
Blade thickness: 3mm
Blade: Carbon XC75
Handle material: Steel
System: Forced Notch
Care:  To ensure that your knife remains a faithful and useful companion whenever you need it, we advise you to wipe it after each use that may harm its carbon steel blade, not to put it in the dishwasher, nor leave it in the water.
Sharpening: With a rifle or a sharpening stone with an angle of 30 to 35°.

Handmade in France

SKU: DK815GM Categories: ,

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