Laguiole Fontenille Pataud

Corsican knives

You may be the lucky ones who leave parties visit Corsica and its beautiful landscapes this summer , if you do not know, you will soon discover why this region’s nickname is “Island of Beauty”.

At Fontenille- Pataud cutlery, we make traditional Corsican knives .

The knife ‘s most famous native of Corsica is called Vendetta and has a very distinctive shape : sharp blade , long bolstera and a broad rounded handle .

” Vendetta ” is an Italian word meaning ” revenge” , the word can refer to “private justice” , especially between two families ( who often used knives to settle accounts … )

These knives were originally working tools for farmers who used their faithful companions in their daily tasks .

Vendetta knife proposed by Gilles and Zuria family is the result of a long collaboration between the craftsmen who chooses to carry a knife of exceptional quality while respecting the characteristic shape typical of these knives Corsica.

These knives are hand crafted and made ​​of quality materials .

Corsican knives

Corsican Vendetta kinves

Vendetta Knives Corsican

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Customers testimonials are our best advertising , find all these testimonials on this page: .

The quality of our work, the implication that we are daily in the design and craftsmanship of our knives is amply rewarded by all comments you send to us every day. Although we can not respond to each of your posts , the whole team cutlery Fontenille-Pataud is largely grateful. This pushes us to improve every day in making us Laguiole knives, other folding knives and table knives for your satisfaction.

Send us your testimonials in the contact section of our website online sale of knives: .

Thank you to all our customers and future buyers of our knives Fontenille-Pataud .

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Fontenille-Pataud cutlery : Living Heritage Company

Couteaux EPVOur cutlery is labeled “Living Heritage Company” since 2005: this label is a status label and brand recognition which recognizes companies that meet a craftsmanship excellence. The Company label of living heritage can be “attributed to any company that has an economic asset, consisting in particular of a rare expertise, renowned or ancestral based on the mastery of traditional techniques or high-tech and circumscribed territory “. The quality of work and perseverance of our cutlery day after day to deliver knives always more upscale enabled us to renew this label in 2013.

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German Blogger Friend

A special thank to Stefan Schmalhaus for this video on the Laguiole Nature Needles Buffalo Horn. Stefan is an knife enthusiast, a knife collector and especially a journalist in the famous  German magazin “Messer Magazin”. Stephan focuses on the the stylish pocket knives and speaks with passion about the cultural history of these helpful companions daily. Don’t forget to visit the blog of our German friend : .

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Before the Laguiole knife : le Capuchadou

Before the development of the Laguiole knife around 1830’s the “Capuchadou” was the everyday knife of the shepherds and farmers of the Southern Auvergne and Aubrac regions of France. This rural knife had a fixed blade and a long drawn point and was made of thick steel.

Lieutadès is a picturesque village located 900m above sea level on the slopes of Aubrac, in the Southern Auvergne region of France.

Its inhabitants are nicknamed “Capujadous”, which comes from the Southern French dialect and means “to cut”. Many years ago, during the long winter evenings the local men would carve the pegs needed to secure the stone roof tiles that are used throughout the region.

The Capuchadou knife “new generation” is now handmade in our cutlery : .

Avant le Laguiole : le capuchadou en bois de rose

Avant le Laguiole : le capuchadou en amourette

Avant le Laguiole : le capuchadou en ivoire de mammouth bleu

This knife is available in 2 ranges : 10 and 12 cm, you can choose your balde (12C27, Carbone XC75, RWL34 Steel or Damascus), your handle (Juniper, Curly birch, Horn tip, Buffalo bark, Mammoth ivory…). Discover the Capuchadou 12 cm with corkscrew.

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