This special pocket knife was created as a rustic working knife, presumably in the 18th century, in Belgium in the City of Lier. Which is how the knife got its name. Where it was made back then is not clear, but it served the purpose of cutting all manner of things, both on the field and in the forest. This started with the farmer's bread or tree branches, the scraping of barks for making fires or for cleaning the hooves of horses when they had stepped into something that had to be removed. It has a very idiosyncratic form. The handle is rather angular, occasionally slightly coarse, and is made of untreated beech wood. The fixing spring, made of iron, which keeps the blade in place with the help of a snap-in hole. It is a simple, yet exceptional mechanism. Of course the blade is made of non stainless carbon steel, hardened to 58 HRC (Rockwell). It is manufactured in Solingen dry fine grinding, fine glazed and is very stle, despite its thiness. The broad form, with the long and slimcutting angle makes it extremely sharp and favours the high edge holding ability. This knife is an early "outdoor knife" and somewhat ahead of its time - a true contemporary witness in our product line.