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Written by Ben Branch | April 28th 2012
First created in 1929 by Gaspard Cognet, the Douk-Douk knife is still made by M.C. Cognet in France using the same, time tested methods. Each blade is handmade from high-carbon steel and both handle and blade feature a beautiful series of engravings that are a story unto themselves.
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