Designed in close collaboration with Jean-Pierre Suchéras, twice "Meilleurs Ouvriers de France" (MOF), le Thiers® Advance by Fontenille Pataud is a forward-looking pocket knife. Thanks to its sleek design and efficient blade locking system, this knife will find its perfect place in your everyday life. In order to create a high quality Le Thiers® knife model, we selected the most precious and elegant materials: RWL34, VG10 or damascus steel for the blade, maple, stabilized poplar, mammoth ivory or Fat Carbon for the handle. Le Thiers® Advance is waiting for you.
Its solid blade is safely locked while using, thanks to its precision mechanism, in addition this mechanism provides smoothness while using.
Perfect everyday to carry
With its urban and slim design, the Thiers® Advance will very quickly become essential to your day-to-day life.
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.
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 manufactured various type of regional knives and products for exports. Among them, le Normand, L'Aurillac, le Laguiole, l'Issoire... still being manaufactured there in Thiers area, their name referring to regions.
Strangely enough, the craftsmen of the Thiers area had never claimed a common identity through an emblematic knife. Out of that common remark, came the idea of creating Le Thiers®, an emblematic knife, fruit of a collective brainstorming.
Le Thiers ® knife is a deposited model at the French National Institute of Industrial Property by the "Couteau de Thiers" brotherhood. This one round up knives lovers, professional and amateur, who want high quality in knives production like say the guild. Each manufacturer must validate is creation and maintain an very high quality level.
This knife is the symbol of several centuries of know-how in the city of Thiers.
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 Le Thiers® with lock-back system, which allows a safe use. Much more than knives, our Le Thiers made in France are true life partners.
This knife features precision mechanism with a secure mid-lock.
Designed in close collaboration with Jean-Pierre Suchéras, twice "Meilleurs Ouvriers de France" (highest reward of French craftsmanship), le Thiers® Advance by Fontenille Pataud is a forward-looking pocket knife. Thanks to its sleek design and efficient blade locking system, this knife will find its perfect place in your everyday life. The Damascus steel we’re using is from Damasteel® and the patterns will last the life of the knife.
Handle: Arizona ironwood (USA). Extremely hard, finely polished wood, ranging from a deep beige to a more or less dark brown with tiger marbling and golden highlights.
Blade: Damasteel® Vinland stainless damascus, 3 mm thick. Hardness: 56-57 Hrc. These stainless Damascus models can be collected or used as everyday carry. The Damascus steel we’re using is from Damasteel® and the patterns will last the life of the knife. Le Thiers® Advance Damascus is a premium choice for connoisseurs.
Size and weight: 11.5 cm folded, 20.5 cm open, approx. 90 grams.
Technical tips: The spring with its mid-lock sytem is made from 3 mm thick stainless steel. A solid hardenned bladestop is provided: that helps maintain the edge of the blade.
Included: Numbered Guarantee certificate, leather pouch. The pouch is an artisan product too, handmade in France.
Le Thiers® Advance knife designed in collaboration with Jean-Pierre Suchéras, M.O.F (Meilleurs Ouvriers de France = highest reward of French craftsmanship)