We are proud to introduce our Laguiole knives handmade in our workshop! With or without lockback system, each laguiole knife is created according to the French tradition : freehand file worked spring, traditional forged bee and shepherd's cross inlayed.

The Laguiole, a premium cutlery which is as functional as decorative

Originally produced in the city of Thiers, also known as the “Knife City”, the Laguiole is a high-quality traditional knife. Its name represents neither a company nor a trademark but the distinct shape of this cutlery. Entirely hand-made by master cutlers, its handle was formally fabricated in cattle horn. Nowadays various models of this prestigious knife can be found, from switchblades to table knives which you can choose between handles conceived in rosewood, horns, bones and other materials. In the light of their elegant patterns, this cutlery is now seen as an object of decoration which is valued by collectors. Beside their appealing presentation, their efficiency is unmatched. These high-class cutting tools offer an impeccable cut and a great comfort when handling.

An assortment of alluring designs to please everyone

The Laguiole is portrayed by a distinct symbol, a bee. Various myths and stories were built about the origins of this emblem. For example, it is said that Napoleon granted the design of a bee to the citizens who demonstrated courage. Browse the Fontenille Pataud’s online shop to discover a large variety of Laguiole, with exquisite and unique designs, manufactured in our workshop established since 1929. This French-made cutlery features neat finishes along with its magnificent bee, forged in the spring of the knife. Due to its original sharp blade, you will find no teeth to its cutting edge. For those passionate about this fine cutlery, you will be able to choose among a wide range of models the knife that suits you, whether you intend to use it for everyday purposes or to buy it as gift. Produced by our expert cutlers, their uniqueness and delicate designs will charm anybody.

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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.