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 : www.capuchadou.fr .
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.
Do you know “Coutellia”, the international tradeshow of art knife and tradition? The 24th edition will take place on 17 and 18 May 2014. Of course, we will be present as every year to show our best knifes : Laguiole in Mammoth Ivory, delicate file work, special knifes… Like every year, find over 150 cutlers art from 20 countries, 1500 m2 of exhibition, the forging shop and make your own kinfe. For more informations : coutellia.over-blog.com .
This post will talk about “guillochage”of our knives, word often use in our website.
The “guillochage” is a technique of decorative blades, springs and plates by removing material with a file or chisel. The” guillochage” is symmetrically and consists of interlaced lines and curves. It is made with limes and chisels of various sizes and shapes.
All our knives springs are “guilloche”, this work is handmade in our workshop. 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.
Discover the “Exception” range : file work is more delicate, all is freehand made.
The Laguiole knife by Fontenille-Pataud 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. Discover our different sizes of knife
- The Laguiole XS: this small but elegantly designed sports knife incorporates a precision lock back mechanism to ensure that the blade locks securely when in use (10.5 cm folded, 18.5 cm open).
- The Laguiole Nature: our best sellers, definitely the best Laguiole knife of the market (12 cm folded, 22 cm open).
- The Laguiole Le Pocket: is the “Nature” too big ? Or, the “XS” too small ? Then “Le Pocket” is perfect ! Just the right size for everyday in every way (9 cm folded, 17 cm open).
We recently posted on our website a traditional Laguiole knife Guilloche range molar tooth of Mammoth. We use this matter except to make the handle of our knives which gives a unique look to each knife.
This animal who died around 1700 BC had a remarkable molar size. We work the outer shell of the tooth to the handle of our knives. The result is amazing because the handle knives mammoth molar is composed of different layers of colors.