The Le Thiers knife takes its name from the town of the same name located in Auvergne, in the Puy-de-Dôme. Le Thiers is a design registered with the INPI (Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle) by the Confrérie du Couteau de Tié in July 1994. This association gathers professional or amateur knife enthusiasts, and works to maintain a high level of quality in the manufacture of knives, as evidenced by the “Jurande” signed by all its members.
The Le Thiers knife must be manufactured according to very strict quality rules. To guarantee the authenticity and territoriality of the Le Thiers model, all spare parts and all manufacturing steps must be entirely carried out in the Thiers basin.
The Thiers Nature of the Maison Fontenille Pataud is more slender and light than its big brother the Thiers Gentleman. It is one of the few Thiers models with easy opening and blade locking. At the end of the handle of this Thiers is a rear pump system to close your knife in perfect safety. This part can also be used as a gutter on which you can hang a chain. In order to obtain a good balance between the handle and the blade, a groove has been cut at the back of the spring allowing the blade to be folded in.
Le Thiers will be discreet in your pocket with a featherweight of 100 g for 11.5 cm closed, and elegant up to the restaurant with its open size of 20 cm which makes it a real table knife. Its spring is hand chiselled and has a solid blade stop that will allow you to snap your knife without it hitting the bottom of the knife when closed.
Thiers Nature in warthog is made from a tooth because with this one can only make one knife. The warthog is a mammal that occurs mainly in South or East Africa. Its two tusks pointing upwards can reach 60 cm in older individuals. They are used in particular to dig up roots or bulbs, but also to defend themselves when they load their predators. The warthog’s tooth brings a certain rusticity to your Thiers, due to its white, rosé and brown colour. Its roughness can make you think of defects that are not, it’s just the material that is like that.
For hunting enthusiasts or collectors, owning a Thiers Nature warthog is quite common these days.