Yssingeaux Traditional Collection Range Silver Thread Full Ironwood

Yssingeaux Traditional Collection Range Silver Thread Full Ironwood - Y62BFDI


  • Twist Damascus Stainless Steel 160 l
  • Rose Stainless Damascus 120l
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The Fontenille Pataud difference: our choice is quality over quantity. We want -and are- proud of the knives we sell. We offer a wide range of product offerings.

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.

Handmade in France by Fontenille Pataud

Handmade in France by Fontenille Pataud

Our choice is quality over quantity. We want -and are- proud of the knives we sell.

Leather pouch made in France included

Leather pouch made in France included

The pouch is an artisan product too, hand made in France.

The Yssingeaux knife was born in Auvergne late 18th century and was the first knife with a a corbin shaped handle,  it was then replicated by many other regional knives: "Laguiole droit" and "Issoire" for example. Another distinctive feature of the Yssingeaux knife is its "bourbonnaise" blade with a centered tip.

Yssingeaux, pronunciation “I – SIN – JO”  in the local dialect: SIN means five while JO means cockerel, is a small town in our Auvergne region.

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 our high-end French folding. Much more than knives, they are true life partners.

Technical details

Handle: Arizona Ironwwod, USA. The handle is inlayed with a sterling silver wire thread.

Blade: Twist and stainless Damascus steel 160 layers, 3mm thick.  Hardness: 60 Hrc.

Size and weight: 11 cm folded, 19.5cm open, approx. 80 grams. 

Spring: The spring is made from 3mm thick stainless steel Z20c13. A solid bladestop is used in all of our springs. That helps maintain the edge of the blade. The spring is then hand-chased with a file and inlayed with real M.O.P (mother of pearl): This denotes artisan quality, unlike inexpensive mass market products that have welded springs and are machine decorated.  

Plates : Stainless steel on 1.2 mm thick plates.

Included: numbered guarantee certificate, genuine leather pouch.

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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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.