"Le Capuchadou®-Guilloché" 10 cm handmade knife, warthog & Damascus - CAP10PDI
Fontenille Pataud, the makers of the finest cutlery are proud to reissue and interpret the ancestor of the Laguiole knife. Their excellence in manufacturing will ensure that this knife will prove to be the perfect gift or purchase for all connoisseurs and collectors.
Hand chiseled and forged spring
The 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.
Stainless steel damascus blade
The Damascus steel we’re using is from Damasteel® and the patterns will last the life of the knife.
Customize your knife
Our specialty: Personalize your knife (first name, initials, date...) with a beautiful engraving of the spring produced by a professional engraver. The engraving is performed before the file work (guillochage) and the heat treatment.
Before the Laguiole knife was the Capuchadou
Before the development of the Laguiole knife in the 19th century, french shepherds carried a knife called the "Capuchadou" (or "capujadou"). This knife was used for all daily tasks, from preparing lunch to care of their flocks of sheep.
Fontenille Pataud, the makers of the finest cutlery are proud to reissue and interperet the ancestor of the Lagiole knife. Their excellence in manufacturing will ensure that this knife will prove to be the perfect gift or purchase for all connoisseurs and collectors.
In the Fontenille Pataud workshop, our craftsmen traditionally handmade outstanding knives for several generations, as usual in the city of Thiers. Each one of our knifemakers hopes to create especially for you a sustainable product that will become your every day to carry.
We are proud to say that our knives are handed down and offered from generation to generation, such as the Capuchadou knife, which features a forged bee and a hand chiseled spring. Much more than knives, our Capuchadou made in France are true life partners.
The "Guilloché" pattern is our premium range: the spring is inlayed with a natural stone, and you will take advantage of an extra file work on the plates.
Size and weight: 10 cm folded, 17 cm open, approx. 90 grams
Handle & stone: Warthog ivory from western Africa. One tooth = One knife. The handle may present some natural cracks. These small cracks are 100% stabilized and are a part of the unique looking of this splendid ivory. There is a Tiger's eye stone inlayed into the spring to match with the handle color.
Blade: Twist Damascus stainless steel, 160 layers, 3 mm thick. Hardness: 56 Hrc.
Technical tips: The bolsters with fillets are made of silver-nickel. The spring is made from 3 mm thick stainless steel Z20c13 and features a bladestop: That helps maintain the edge of the blade. The whole "shamrock" spring is hand-chased with a file: This denotes artisan quality, unlike mass market products that have welded springs and are machine decorated. The file work and these details create a unique knife, making each knife one of a kind.
Included: Numbered Guarantee certificate, leather pouch.
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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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.