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.
Its solid blade is safely locked while using, thanks to its precision mechanism, in addition this mechanism provides smoothness while using.
Ressort forgé et ciselé à main levée
14C28N Stainless steel blade
The beauty of your blade is guarenteed for lifetime. We also offer stainless steel Damascus blade from Damasteel®: each blade is one of a kind.
The "GUILLOCHE" pattern is our premium range
In addition of the spring file work, the liners and the top of the blade are chiseled as well.
Before the laguiole knife was the capuchadou knife, this basic knife had a fixed blade, a long drawn point and was made of thick steel. This old laguiole knife was a real tool for this people who used it in daily work: cook the meal, field work or animals care...
At this time, this first laguiole knife wasn't yet a folding knife and was handmade with rustic material.
In France, during several century, each region had his own knife, a big part of it disappeared although the laguiole knife which is become the most famous french knife in the world.
The laguiole design evolved years after years: fixed blade to folding blade, straight blade to "Yatagan" blade, bee spring and shepherd's cross, laguiole knife corkscrew and lock-back system.
Nowadays, the laguiole knife story is still evolving.
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 Laguiole with lock-back system, which allows a safe use. Much more than knives, our Laguiole made in France are true life partners.
Are you seeking for a fine Laguiole knife “not too small- not too big”? The “Laguiole Le Pocket” is the one for you. Just like his bigger brother Laguiole “Nature” 12cm, the Laguiole le Pocket 10.5cm provides a secure locking blade, a smooth mechanism and a solid blade stop to keep a long edge to your blade.
The "Guillochée" pattern is our premium range: in addition of the classical finition, your knife will have the plates and the blade's top fully chiseled.
Handle: Real horn tip (we do not use the cheap hollow horn), 5mm thick; Traditional Shepherd's cross inlayed.
Blade: 14C28N swedish stainless steel, 2.50mm thick, 56-57 Hrc.
Size and weight: 10.5cm folded, 18.5cm open. Approx. 60 grams.
Technical tips: The traditional "Bee" is produced during the spring forging process. The "Bee" spring lock-back system is made of 2.50mm Z20c13 stainless steel. A solid hardenned bladestop is provided: that helps maintain the edge of the blade.