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The Laguiole Nature knife combines the best of the old and new. The traditional graceful of the Laguiole knife have been updated to include a smooth locking blade system. It is easy to use, beautiful to show and superior in performance.
Petite and perfect ! The Laguiole knife XS, combines French tradition with technical innovation.
Is the Laguiole Nature too big ? Or the Laguioleknife XS too small ? Then the Laguiole Le Pocket is perfect !
Fontenille-Pataud was founded in 1929. It quickly became recognized as a manufacturer of high -end table knives. They were admired and revered for their expertise and use of ivory, horn and other fine wood.
Fontenille Pataud is a small family business located in Thiers, in the beautiful Auvergne region in France. Thiers is world famous for its manufactures of knives and cutlery. The company is a manufacturer of high qualityFrench pocket knives. Laguiole knife, Laguiole steak knives and cutlery are some of the finest products range made in Fontenille Pataud premises.
Despite the Laguiole range is known as a traditional french folder, we proudly introduce to the market creation and innovation : most of our Laguiole bee knives feature a secure locking blade and are easy to open and fold. We are not only expert in Laguiole knives but also in exportation and manufacture of other french folding knives : Le Thiers, Vendetta knife (and other Corsican knives), Yssingeaux, Saint-Bernard, Basque knives.
We sell on line our high end Laguiole pocket and steak knives since 1998. Worldwide shipping.....Read more
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Last week I have received 3 knives: a full damast sport laguiole, a ful damast le Thiers and the scrimshaw sport Laguiole.
Over a month a go I asked Gilles if it was possible to make full damast versions of the laguiole (with delicate filing) and the le Thiers. It was like he described it: sort of a master piece indeed. Yes, that is exactly what they are (you can see the pictures on the site).
The beauty is in the details. I love damast steel: it has repetition but each repetition is unique. The sport laguiole has delicate filing and engraving on the inside of yhe knife: that is pure jazz singging to you.
The inside of the spring has a yellow color which gives the inside a golden glow and makes the engraving stand out. The bee on the spring is also engraved with care.The knife is 280 g heavy and it feels real majestic.
I really love the le Thiers. It shows lots of damast steel. It operates smoothly and it looks out of the box with the blade not in the middle but on top. With her delicate curves, she is my mistress ;-).
The scrimshaw sport laguiole is another story. Agaian the damast is pleasingly to see (actually the backside is more beautiful damast), Although the bolsters are curved the damast patterns are eye candy. The mammoth ivory is like coffee colored with lots of milk/cream. The scrimshaw drawing is made by a lot of tiny colored dots. The metal of the spring on the inside goes from yellow to lilac to yellow to lilac and again to yellow with a playful engraving all the way.