To assist you in your use of our knives, we offer a range of accessories for knives on our website: leather pouches, leather cases, marquetry hand made wooden box, velvet individual deluxe box, sharpener and sharpening stones. All these accessories knives is available on our website. We selected high-end products for a perfect combination with our knives. Including sharpeners, we work with Fischer Bargoin company that exists since 1859 specializing in the manufacture of sharpening steels, leader in equipment for the food trades. These rifles sharpening are all made in France and high quality to allow your knife Fontenille-Pataud maintain a perfect sharp.
We have already talked about our last mountain knife sold on our website: Le Chamois. Le Chamois knife is now available with a corkscrew for wine enthusiasts and robust knives of course. This knife will quickly become your perfect hiling tool.
The corkscrew is only available on Le Chamois knife 12 cm, find more information on our website of knives.
Cutlery was born in Thiers, there is more than 6 centuries. The Museum of cutlery was created in 1982 in order to continue this tradition of craftsmanship of the knife.
Located in the old city center, the museum cutlery present social and economic history of Thiers cutlery and an unfamiliar and sometimes maligned object: the knife.
More than a traditional museum, find houses demonstration workshops and manufacturing where artisans develop high-end knives.
Space for meetings and special trade, the place to discover all the know-how of cutlers of the city of Thiers.
To avoid seeing the knife as a simple and any object, the museum’s collections have models equally rare and unexpected. Peasant knife, knife princes, Thiers knives and elsewhere, knives yesterday and today show the evolution of the object over time.
You will also find some knives made long ago by our cutlery that has existed since 1920.
More information on the museum of cutlery website.
Museum of Cutlery
23 and 58 Street Cutlery
Tel: 04 73 80 58 86
Fax: 04 73 80 29 39
Facebook page of the museum
In Fontenille-Pataud, we produce a lot of Laguiole knives with handles made up of different species, with stainless steel blades, carbon steel or Damascus steel, but we also produce knives Laguiole collection.
This particular set of Laguiole sale on our online sale of knives.
These knives are inspired for most of Laguiole former example the Laguiole knife traditional collection range Pigeon’s wing horn tip or the Laguiole knife traditional collection range Walker real bone. Other models are created as more contemporary knife like the Laguiole knife traditional collection range The Wine,”The wine” scene , made by Roux marquiand goldsmith, from real Sterling solid 925/1000 silver foundry on 1,2 mm thick stainless steel.
The Laguiole knife traditional collection Jean-Paul real ivory and the Laguiole traditional collection Mike chased real ebony are creations of our most experienced cutlers, finesse and accuracy of these models require a relatively long work, these knives also bear the names of their creators.
These models are all Laguiole handmade in our workshop in France. We follow the story and bring all our know-how to meet the characteristics and specificities of these knives.
Find all these Laguiole collection on our website www.fontenille-pataud.com and do not hesitate to contact us for more information.
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.
As a testimony to their craft, some of these knives are permanently on display at the French knife museum in Thiers, France. This tradition of quality and beauty continued through the years, including management and ownership changes.
Gilles Steinberg acquired Fontenille-Pataud in 1994. The sale was more than simple business. The previous owner, Mr. Bargoin, selected Gilles to continue the Fontenille-Pataud business. He was confident that Gilles, with his hard work ethic and his passion for tradition would be well suited to use his youthful skills to bring the company into the quickly changing marketplace.
Change is inevitable. With convenience, technology and globalization, today’s consumer faces a plethora of choices. Plastic handles, Chinese imports and clever marketing provided consumers with choices on quality, price and confusion. Fontenille -Pataud chose to leave the mass market mess by re-positioning its business and product line.
In 1995, Gilles began to concentrate its business on the French pocket knife. Popular and diverse, the Laguiole pocket knife has a world-wide audience familiar with the intricacies of material choice and workmanship. Their success became clear as the Gilles® trademark adorned each knife since 1997.Fontenille-Pataud is very proud of our continued success. Our customers and their testimonials speak to the Gilles® difference. Our products do not compromise on quality.
Unfortunately, not all knife makers share this view. Whether from abroad or in our own backyard, we witness products with poor quality, inexpensive pricing and arrogant marketing claims (which rarely reflect the truth). But in today’s world, this has become common. It is the consumer’s choice.
Our choice is quality over quantity. We want –and are– proud of the knives we sell. We offer a wide range of product offerings. Our French regional knives from the Corsican to the folding Laguiole are embraced for their function as well as their form. Collector knives are an extraordinary addition for the most discerning owner. Damascus steel joins with ivory handles, tied with sterling silver wire and held by beautiful bolsters to create a true work of art.Fontenille-Pataud is the first French knife manufacturer to sell on the world-wide web. In 2000, the French government recognized our firm’s achievements and presented an award in small business. We have also been awarded the “Living Heritage”
. Owner Gilles Steinberg is a “Maître Artisan”, or Master Artist in fine knife and table cutlery.
We participate in three international trade shows. We are proud of our global customer base. It is a tribute to a world-wide appreciation for the traditional arts and an awareness that true quality and integrity knows no boundaries.We look forward to working with you !
Gilles and its team