Le Thiers® by Fontenille Pataud: technical knife

Do you know our brand new knife: “Le Thiers® Gentleman“, technical knife isn’t it?

Le Thiers® : a collective daring challenge

A paradox gave birth to this knife: Thiers, the Capital of French Cutlery, has a six-century knife experience gained in knife manufacturing. the city, as well as the surrounding moutain hamlets manufactured various types of regional knives and products for exports. Amoug them, for instance, “Laguiole”, “L’Aurillac”, “Le Normand”, “L’yssingeaux”….still being manufactured there in Thiers area, their names referring to regions. Strangely enough, the craftsmen of Thiers area had never claimed a common identity throught an emblematic knife. Out of that commaon remark, came the idea of creating Le Thiers®, an emblematic knife, fruit of a collective brainstorming.

Le Thiers® knife today

A line of knives sharing a common design and sharing the Guild lineage of their interpreters, 45 knifemakers, plis 11 Fellow Craftmen within te Thiers trade area, all members of the Thiers Cutlers’Guild.

Le Thiers®: a basic pattern

Le Thiers® pattern is both modern and timeless: a double wavy design with inverted lines at both ends of its handle.

Le Thiers® Gentleman

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.

Thiers knife

 

Knife maker

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.

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Le Thiers® Gentleman

We are glad to present our brand new model «  Le Thiers®- Gentleman ».

Le Thiers knife

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.

New website

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 “.

Laguiole Gentleman Damascus Blue Fossilized Mammoth Ivory Delicate File work

Laguiole Gentleman Damascus Blue Fossilized Mammoth Ivory Delicate File work

Laguiole Gentleman Damascus Blue Fossilized Mammoth Ivory Delicate File work

Laguiole Gentleman Damascus Blue Fossilized Mammoth Ivory Delicate File work

Laguiole Gentleman Damascus Blue Fossilized Mammoth Ivory Delicate File work

Laguiole Gentleman Damascus Blue Fossilized Mammoth Ivory Delicate File work

Laguiole Gentleman Damascus Blue Fossilized Mammoth Ivory Delicate File work

Laguiole Gentleman Damascus Blue Fossilized Mammoth Ivory Delicate File work

Laguiole Gentleman Damascus Blue Fossilized Mammoth Ivory Delicate File work

Laguiole Gentleman Damascus Blue Fossilized Mammoth Ivory Delicate File work

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