As author of 'The Best Bread Ever', Charles Van Over is expected to show up everywhere with an armful of bread. Whilst Charles enjoys breaking bread with friends, he does insist that the bread is properly sliced with a breadknife, not just ripped apart.
The problem is that bread knives are very long and with their serrated edges they are not the easiest of things to carry around.
Charles wondered why a folding bread knife could not be produced and took his idea for a pocket bread knife to Lamson & Goodnow, American manufacturers of the LamsonSharp range.
The Batard Folding Picnic knife is the result of this collaboration. At Roullier White we believe this may possibly be the best picnic knife ever made.
The French word batard – and yes it does translate how you think it does – is a shorter and thicker type of baguette. The knife, of course, will cut everything including cheese, fruit, vegetables and as you cannot have a picnic without wine it also has an integral corkscrew.