The Laguiole Knives Gilles traveling to China via UAE

Gilles and Bea, along with our manufacturing knives, visited some of our customers in China and Saudi Arabia, here are some pictures of this amazing trip.

First stop was conducted in Abu Dhabi, to meet Mohammed, our local customer, who has the most beautiful store knives in the city. Gilles was able to present the finest knives workshop such as Laguiole Sport Damascus Range Blue mammoth ivory Delicate file work Gold : exception knife, file work is more delicate, all is freehand made. Each knife is almost a unique piece and has delighted our customer Abu Dhabi.


The Laguiole Knives Gilles traveling to China via Saudi Arabia

34 ° Celsius : Arabian winter starts…

The Laguiole Knives Gilles traveling to China via UAE

A visit at our Abu Dhabi’s best knife shop customer and friend Mohammed.


The Laguiole Gilles Knives traveling to China via UAE

Hot and sunny beach dowtown.



The 5 Coqs knife Collection Range silver thread ivory

A simple focus on one of our latest creations, the 5 Coqs knife Collection Range silver thread ivory, this knife is handmade in our workshop, discover an exceptionnal knife.

The 5 cockerels- 5 coqs name comes from YSSINGEAUX ( pronunciation “ I – SIN – JO” in the local dialect SIN means five while JO means cockerel, therefore 5 cockerels ), a small town in our Auvergne region. We have used the typical old fashion French shape and design to create a modernized knife : Solid spring, easy opening system, lock back, high-end steels…A special nod toward the cockerel, our national emblematic animal visible on the back of the handle. The knife can be easily folded while pushing on the rooster crest.

Discover this exceptional knife for sale on our website.

5 Coqs knife Collection Range silver thread ivory

5 Coqs knife Collection Range silver thread ivory

Shipping our knives

If you order a folding knife on our website, shipping charges are available for all destinations worldwide when you choose a shipping by post. This transport can be interesting if who want to choose a deliver in  mailbox at home. This system does not come with the package tracking and is not valid for us knives range The Table” and sharpening equipment.

We also offer different carriers for premium delivery service of your knife, this transport mode allows you to have a tracking service of your knife:

FranceExapaq 9.90

Europe: Exapaq / DPD to 14.90

Fedex  29.90 (premium service)

Rest of the world: Fedex 19.90

General Delivery Times :
Cutlery and Canteens of cutlery : approx. 1 week.
Pocket knives : several days, except in the case of personalized knives (2 -3 weeks). Feel free to use the comment section of the order form, providing us your deadline or writting URGENT ORDER. We do understand and take care of your deadline.

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:


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:

Do not forget to also visit the Museum of cutlery!