Le Thiers® Advance RWL34 Stabilized beech

Le Thiers® Advance RWL34 Stabilized beech - T6HD

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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.

Customize your 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.

Mid-lock system

Mid-lock system

Its solid blade is safely locked while using, thanks to its precision mechanism, in addition this mechanism provides smoothness while using.

RWL34 Stainless steel blade

RWL34 Stainless steel blade

With a hardness of 60Hrc, the RWL34 swedish powder stainless steel is made those who love knives with a longer sharp edge. We also offer Suminagashi VG10 or Damascus steel.

Perfect everyday to carry

Perfect everyday to carry

With its urban and slim design, the Thiers® Advance will very quickly become essential to your day-to-day life.

A paradix 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.

Technical details

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 superior RWL34 steel used for the blade keeps its cutting edge longer.

Handle : Stabilized beech. A stabilized wood is impregnated with synthetic resin by a special vacuum process. This material offers resin's technical quality and keeps wood's charm.

Blade : Stainless Damasteel® RWL34, 3 mm thick. Hardness: 60-61 Hrc. This high-end steel will keep your blade sharp even longer.

Size and weight : 11.5 cm folded, 20.5 cm open, approx. 90 grams.

Tecnical 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, hand made 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)

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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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.