Laguiole Fontenille Pataud

Ironwood & Laguiole knife

Ironwood specificities

Ironwood is a wood from Arizona (USA), rather dark, this wood can offer golden highlights with veins well marked. One of the specificities of ironwood is its weight, it is surely one of the heaviest and densest woods we know, as proof, this wood does not float. Generally century old, this wood can only be worked after a long period of drying. It is undoubtedly a noble and precious material.

Ironwood Laguiole knife

You will find on our website a huge range of Laguiole knives with an ironwood handle, the natural reflections of this material associated with our polishing technique gives to a Laguiole knife an exceptional rendering.

Laguiole knives

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A knife, the perfect Christmas gift

A knife as a Christmas gift

The month of November has just arrived, Halloween is already behind us, and we will slowly switch to the magic of Christmas, and it is already time to think about the orders of gifts to avoid panic and rush of the last days.

Have you thought of offering a knife to one of your loved ones?  The perfect companion who will accompany him during all his outings in the restaurant or in the mountain. The object that will follow for many years and that can also be passed from father to son. A high-end handmade knife, if used with care, is a gift that can be kept for a lifetime and more. A knife is a useful and practical Christmas gift that will always please.

At Fontenille Pataud company, we offer many models of folding knives, for example the Laguiole Nature knife, this Laguiole knife has a safety system by blocking blade. On our online website, you can customize this laguiole as you please: steel blade, steel bolster and engraving on the spring. That said, if you want to offer a unique and personalized gift that will touch your loved ones, order your knife on our online website.

At the workshop, we are ready to make for you the perfect knife that will be deposited at the foot of your Christmas tree on December 25th.

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Le Thiers ® Nature includes a damascus central bolster

You already know our new knife Le Thiers ® Nature with lock back system, 11.5 cm folded. We improve the range with a damascus central bolster design. This bolster is made with a damascus stainless steel from Damasteel® company. This stainless damascus models can be carry everyday and the patterns will last the live of Le Thiers ® knife.

Le Thiers damascus knife


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Laguiole Magnum corkscrew

All our team is proud to present our new product : the Laguiole Magnum corkscrew. Ergonomic handle that fits comfortably in the palm and provides an improved grip when opening your wine, two steps leverage made from one piece of metal (Patented), thin and tapered corkscrew “worm” opens easily thnaks to the groove in the handle: Laguiole Magnum is a truly exceptional corkscrew, skillfully crafted by French knife maker in the artisan tradition.

Laguiole Magnum corkscrew

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Le Thiers ® Nature knife online

We are proud to introduce our brand new folding knife: Le Thiers ® Nature knife

This knife features precision mechanism with a secure back-lock. Le Thiers® nature is a smaller & lighter version of our Le Thiers® Gentleman knife. From your pocket to the restaurant, it will soon become your favourite Every Day Carry.
Handcrafted in Thiers-France it is guaranteed by the Coute de Tie, the Guild which certifies authenticity of design. The name “Le Thiers ® Nature by Fontenille Pataud” is a tribute to our city of Thiers. Like Solingen in Germany or Sheffield in England, Thiers is since several centuries the hub of the French knives and cutlery industry. Le Thiers® Nature by Fontenille Pataud offers a good balance between the blade and the handle thanks to its special spring. A groove into the back of the spring allows the blade to fold in. Le Thiers ® Nature by Fontenille Pataud provides a secure locking blade, a smooth mechanism and a solid blade stop to keep a long edge to your blade.

Available in carbon fiber ultra-light.




This le thiers knife is handmade in our workshop in Thiers

Le Thiers, french & handmade folding knife by Gilles

New french folding knife

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