• French knife


    We take great pride in our work. Our knives are handcrafted in France. Each knife is crafted by a small team of men and women. These artisans have earned their degree from the oldest cutlery school in France.

  • Le Thiers® Nature Knife

    Le Thiers® Nature

    with lock back system

    a specialty of Fontenille Pataud

  • Laguiole Magnum

    Laguiole Magnum

    A truly exceptional corkscrew, skillfully crafted by French knife maker in the artisan tradition

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Laguiole knife handmade in France

"Maître Artisan" Award

Laguiole made in France

Living Heritage Company

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


 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.