Do your know our team? We take great pride in our work. Our knives are handcrafted in Thiers, France. Thiers has been the hub of French cutlery and knives for more than 600 years. Each knife is crafted by a small team of men and women. These artisans have earned their degree from the oldest cutlery school in Thiers.
This honored tradition is embedded in our business practice. Each year we hire a new apprentice. This young person works three weeks in our firm, then one week at the cutlery school. This process continues for two years, until the degree is earned.
We are glad to present our brand new model « Le Thiers®- Gentleman ».
Le Thiers knife is now available on our website : www.fontenille-pataud.com.
Le Thiers® Gentleman by Fontenille Pataud offers a good balance between the blade and the handle thanks to its special forged spring. A groove into the back of the spring allows the blade to fold in. Le Thiers®Gentleman by Fontenille Pataud provides a secure locking blade, a smooth mechanism and a solid blade stop to keep a long edge to your blade.
Our new website is now online , find all our knives on www.fontenille-pataud.com : Laguiole with or without locking blade system, Corsican knives, and our all our French knives.
We took advantage of the redesign to add many new knives, among them, “Le Thiers® Gentleman” , new knife signed by Gilles which offers a locking blade system. Our range of knives and cutlery also enriched many models such as the classic stag and the range ” Lames de France “.
The Laguiole Nature knife 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. It is easy to use, beautiful to show and superior in performance.
Damascus stainless steel blade
3 mm thick. Hardness: 56-57 Hrc.
The traditional bee is solid and forged into the spring. The spring and bee are then hand-chased with a file : This denotes artisan quality, unlike inexpensive mass market products that have welded springs and are machine decorated.
Solid hardenned bladestop
A solid hardenned bladestop is provided : That helps maintain the edge of the blade.
The traditional graceful of the Laguiole knife have been updated to include a smooth locking blade system. It is easy to use, beautiful to show and superior in performance.