Manufactury of fine cutlery since 1929


Notre univers

Vous avez ou allez acquérir un couteau Fontenille Pataud réalisé à la main, par un de nos artisans couteliers, selon la plus fidèle tradition artisanale de la coutellerie française. Nous avons sélectionné rigoureusement tous les matériaux utilisés, pour votre couteau. Tous nos couteaux traditionnels ou issus des technologies les plus innovantes, sont garantis à vie pour vous accompagner, à chaque instant de votre existence.

Notre Univers

Quelle satisfaction de voir revenir un de nos couteaux à l’atelier, de nombreuses années plus tard, pour un entretien de lame. Un couteau ayant traversé le temps, transmis de père en fils. Nous changeons sa lame, lui redonnons son tranchant, vérifions et huilons son mécanisme, et le polissons légèrement, tout en conservant sa patine. Depuis plusieurs générations chez Fontenille Pataud, nos artisans couteliers réalisent et entretiennent traditionnellement à la main, comme il est de coutume sur le bassin Thiernois , des couteaux d’exception.

Our world

You have just acquired or you will acquire a Fontenille Pataud knife made by hand, by one of our craftsmen cutlers, according to the most faithful tradition of French cutlery. We have rigorously selected all the materials used for your knife. All our knives, traditional or resulting from the most innovative technologies, are guaranteed for life to accompany you, at every moment of your life. At Fontenille Pataud, we are proud to be able to say that our knives are passed down and offered from generation to generation. You have certainly just acquired the knife that will fit in the pocket of one of your grandchildren.

Our world

What a satisfaction to see one of our knives come back to the workshop, many years later, for blade maintenance. A knife that has stood the test of time, handed down from father to son. We change its blade, give it back its edge, check and oil its mechanism, and polish it lightly, while preserving its patina.

For several generations at Fontenille Pataud, our craftsmen cutlers have been making and maintaining traditionally by hand, as is customary, in our workshop in France, exceptional knives.

Guide & Advises

Our team welcomes you to our shop in Thiers

Customers testimonials

My Laguiole arrived today and it is a real work of art, which I will treasure and eventually pass down to my son (not too soon I hope) One day I hope I will be in a position to buy a Damascus version.

Phil K. (UK)

Hello,Merci, Knife arrived yesterday, excellent finish to knife, very pleased with lettering.

Tjalling V. (Netherlands)

The Chamois that I ordered for my son came last week and it is beautiful. He is thrilled with it and I know will treasure it for the rest of his life.

Alex D. (USA)

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Fontenille Pataud, handmade French cutlery since 1929

Online sales since 1999

Fontenille Pataud is a small family business located in Thiers, in the beautiful Auvergne region in France. Thiers is world famous for its manufactures of knives and cutlery. The company is a manufacturer of high quality French pocket knives. Laguiole knife , Laguiole steak knives and cutlery are some of the finest products range made in Fontenille Pataud premises. Discover our ranges of Laguiole Sport, Laguiole Gentleman, Laguiole Nature, Laguiole Traditionnal, Laguiole with corkscrew, Le Thiers ® knife, Corsican knives, French folding knives and Laguiole Tableware. Despite the Laguiole range is known as a traditional french folder, we proudly introduce to the market creation and innovation : most of our Laguiole bee knives feature a secure locking blade and are easy to open and fold. We are not only expert in Laguiole knives but also in exportation and manufacture of other french folding knives : Le Thiers ®, Vendetta knife (and other Corsican knives), Yssingeaux, Saint-Bernard, Basque knives. We sell on line our high end Laguiole pocket and steak knives since 1998.


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Lifetime Guarentee

The quality of our manufacturing enables us to give you a lifetime manufacturer's guarantee.


We shipped our knives worldwide since 1999.

100% Handmade in France

Fontenille Pataud was founded in 1929 and quickly became recognized as a manufacturer of high-end knives.