Why do you find pocket & peasant knives on a web site dedicated to the beret? Easy, they have lots in common. I am not talking about the multi-tool Swiss army type knives, the Leatherman's, the knives with inbuilt laser beam and telephone - I'm talking simple, straight forward, reliable, artisan pocket knives. The knife that has been a major tool for peasants for centuries; cleaning the peasant's nails, cutting his apple, cleaning his sheep's hooves, skinning a rabbit, peeling his potatoes and general multitool when nothing else is at hand.