Laguiole Fontenille Pataud

Our Labels

In Fontenille-Pataud, we manufacture knives since 1920! Our knives are French regional knives of different types: Laguiole knives Basques knives, Yssingeaux knives, table knives …. we respect expertise that dates back several centuries in the art of making knives.

This expertise in cutlery allowed us to differentiate ourselves and get two labels to be proud: the label Living Heritage Company (EPV) and the label of Master Craftsman Cutler.

The Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (Living Heritage Company, or EPV) label is a mark of recognition of the French State, put in place to reward French firms for the excellence of their traditional and industrial skills.

Awarded for a period of five years, the label brings together producers committed to the quality of their trades and products. 

Created by the Law on SMEs of 2 August 2005 (Article  23), the EPV label may be awarded “to any undertaking that has economic heritage, consisting in particular of rare, renowned or ancestral skills which draw on a mastery of traditional or technically advanced techniques, and restricted to a particular geographical area”. 

The label is awarded by Sylvia Pinel, French Minister for Crafts, Trade and Tourism and Fleur Pellerin, Minister Delegate with responsibility for SMEs, Innovation & the Digital Economy.

A meticulous selection process for identifying talent

The procedure for awarding the EPV label is carried out by experts. The evaluation and interpretation of the award criteria are entrusted to an independent national commission, the Commission Nationale des Entreprises du Patrimoine Vivant, composed of professionals who work to promote practices guaranteeing excellence within their own field of activity. The Institut Supérieur des Métiers (ISM) is responsible for providing the secretariat of the Commission and investigating label applications.

Applications are examined by the ISM, opinions are sought from the regional government authorities and relevant commercial organisations, an instruction report is drawn up, company visits are made by experts in the trade, an examination is made by the Commission, and a final decision is taken by the ministers. The process for selecting EPV companies is thus a guarantee of their excellence.

Support for the excellence of French know-how

This mark of State recognition also provides operational support to the development of the companies concerned.
It aims in particular to:

– facilitate their media coverage nationally and internationally;

– create and seize international business opportunites;

– encourage companies to innovate;

 – enhance their growth, ensure the development of employment and encourage their continued existence.

The title of master craftsman is the reward of a high professional quality and a genuine commitment to the promotion of handcrafts. So to get it, you have to meet very specific regulatory requirements.

This formal distinction gives us a true recognition of our expertise and encourages us to design it for your enjoyment knives still more qualitative.

Find all of our knives in our online sales: www.fontenillepataud.com.

 

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Coutellia 2015

The international exhibition of art and tradition knife, do you know? The 25th edition of Coutellia take place on 16 and 17 May 2015 in Thiers, of course, the French capital of cutlery.

Our cutlery will be present and we will show you our greatest knives: Damascus blades, mammoth molar, bone giraffe, iron wood, juniper made ​​in our workshop by our cutlery.

We also reserve you some surprises and new! We will find you happy to talk about knives in May 2015 for the 25th edition of the show the knife became an essential appointment for all lovers of fine knives.

You can find more information about the site Coutellia: https://coutellia.over-blog.com

Do not forget to also visit the Museum of cutlery!

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Laguiole knife 11 cm

In Fontenille-Pataud, we produce handcrafted traditional Laguiole knives, the most common size is 12 cm Laguiole, but not only! Do you know the Laguiole knife 11 cm? This less common size is also part of our production. You will find all our models Laguiole 11 cm for sale on our website. We offer this knife in two ranges: the Laguiole knife 11 cm classic and the Laguiole knife 11 cm guilloche, The “GUILLOCHE” pattern is our premium range : in addition of the classical finition, your knife will have the plates, the blade’s top and the internal part of the spring fully chiseled.This Laguiole knife size is: 11 cm closed, 20 cm and weighs approximately 70g open. Differents blades are available: 12C27 Stainless steel, hardness 56-57Hrc, carbon steel XC75, Damascus Steel Rose 120c, 120c HK Damascus steel.

Laguiole 11 cm knife Amboina burl guilloche range

Laguiole 11 cm knife walnut full handle guilloche range

Laguiole 11 cm knife stag

Laguiolle 11 cm knife ebony handmade in France

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The Basque Yatagan knife

The Basque knife has a YATAGAN blade type of Turkish origin Yataghan meaning a sword or a knife with a curved blade and oblique. This knife has a very prominent silvernickel rivets studding on, this feature is not only aesthetic, as the actual use of this type of knife was cutting tobacco leaves. Growers should remove damaged and too dirty leaves at the base and top the stem. Once a rod is sectionnait, sap formed a viscous gelatin engluait the knife, annoying the good grip of the knife: 10 prominent silvernickel rivet were used to hold so prominent fermemant the knife to perform this task in good conditions.

Find the range of Basque knives made ​​by cutlery Fontenille-Pataud in our online sales.

The basque Yatagan knife

The basque Yatagan knife

The basque Yatagan knife

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Maison & Objet 2014 in live

The international tradeshow Maison & Objet (Paris) closes tonight, we want to thank all the people who went to see us on our stand. We were able to introduce them to our range of table knives and pocket knives.

Fontenille-Pataud folding knives and table knive at Maison & Objet Tradeshow in Paris

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