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French Army Knife(not a joke)

Post by american lockpicker » Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:09 am

I forgot about this place till I found it on web crawler anyways a while back I bought a French Army Knife for a BOB and after rediscovering this place I though I would share some pic of it. :D

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Re: French Army Knife(not a joke)

Post by Stef » Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:37 am

Oh yes, that's the same I had some 20 years ago! My dad gave it to the neighbors' son for a weekend in a scout camp and I never saw it back :x
That's the Tatou eating knife sold in all the French "foyer du soldat" (PX) http://www.couteautatou.com/
Same use as the German BW Besteck http://www.asmc.de/images/product_image ... 5202_0.jpg or its US cousin.
The issued set does not lock together and makes a strong rattling noise in the backpack if you don't wrap every piece into a separate napkin.
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Re: French Army Knife(not a joke)

Post by Bypah » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:03 am

I would like to get my hands on one of those french little knife gizmos for my collection... :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol:
The ones used by the french military. :roll: :mrgreen:
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Re: French Army Knife(not a joke)

Post by housil » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:16 am

Great find!

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Re: French Army Knife(not a joke)

Post by fdsman » Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:05 am

http://budk.com/Knives/5-Piece-Eating-U ... With-Pouch
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I don't think it's made in france but it's exactly the same.
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Re: French Army Knife(not a joke)

Post by fdsman » Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:37 am

And would you look at that, I found another one for even less.


http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.46660

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Re: French Army Knife(not a joke)

Post by fdsman » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:55 am

Thought I'd update this post with a warning.

ABSOLUTELY AVOID THE RIP-OFF VERSIONS!

I purchased one recently, tried to open a bottle of wine with it and the cork screw was ripped out of the plastic body.

Anyone know where to get the genuine french knife? I'm interested to see how it is.
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Re: French Army Knife(not a joke)

Post by Stef » Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:12 am

Hi,
it seems that 90% of those sold on the Net (and on markets) is now Chinese crap.
The real "Tatou" knife was always rather expensive but now the price is crazy!
http://cgi.ebay.com/Couteau-Campeur-Tat ... 0911601655
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Note that it's got no cork screw... :cry:
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Re: French Army Knife(not a joke)

Post by Bypah » Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:52 pm

Yep. they are difficult to get, the original Tatou ones or the ones used by the french army or the Legionaires. :roll:
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Re: French Army Knife(not a joke)

Post by fdsman » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:19 pm

From what I've seen, the Chinese haven't yet figured out how to stamp Bivouac Inox France on the blade.

http://www.leevalley.com/en/garden/page ... 44&p=58244

This seems to be one of the only retailers in North America that sells them.
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