London 9 cm Horn tip

London 9 cm Horn tip - LO9PC


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The London by Fontenille Pataud is our new interpretation of the knife of the seas, which served Breton sailors well for daily work, meals, or during breaks.

Inspired by the historical model, we've designed a sober and modern knife. Freehand engraving or scrimshaw offers you a wide range of customization.

Our London, like its ancestor, will be effective on land or at sea. We hope you'll enjoy using it as much as we enjoyed creating it.

Hand chiseled spring

Hand chiseled spring

The spring is hand-chased with a file: this denotes artisan quality, unlike inexpensive mass market products that are machine decorated.

14C28N Stainless steel blade

14C28N Stainless steel blade

The beauty of your blade is guarenteed for lifetime. We also offer a stainless steel Damascus blade: the beauty of the patterns will be preserved over time.

Engraved bolster (Stainless steel or Scrimshaw)

Engraved bolster (Stainless steel or Scrimshaw)

Engraved bolster (Stainless steel or Scrimshaw)

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.

English-inspired, he was named London in France ! this knife of the seas, which served Breton sailors well for daily work, meals, or during breaks.

During the 19th and early 20th centuries, it was the quintessential sailor's knife, more ocean than Mediterranean.

The London is sober and elegant, but above all functional and efficient. That's how it earned its place on 18th century ships, where the atmosphere is harsh, sometimes aggressive or violent in this enclosed space, conducive to fights, and must be safe in case of heavy weather. The shape of the folded blade is probably due to the fact that every sailor could not board the ship without first breaking off the tip of the blade, to make it less dangerous. Since then, this straight-edged folding knife, a true design object, has literally been designed for its function, giving it a certain elegance.

London sailor's knife handmade in France

For several generations at Fontenille Pataud, our craftsmen traditionally handcraft exceptional knives, as is customary in the town of Thiers.

Each of our knifemakers nurtures the hope of creating, every day and especially for you, a lasting object that will be at your side every day.

The London by Fontenille Pataud is the result of the work of our whole team of qualified and passionate knifemakers. We hope that you will enjoy using this London as much as we enjoyed creating this French folding knife.

Technical details

Handle: Horn tip, 4 mm per plate.

Blade: 2.5 mm thick stainless steel Sandvik 14C28N, hardness: 58-59 HrcWe also offer a 60Hrc hardenned special RWL34 swedish powder stainless steel for those who love knives with a longer sharp edge.

Bolster: Central bolster, Stainless steel or genuine cow bone.

Size and weight: 9 cm folded, 17 cm open, approx. 100 grams.

Technical tips: The spring is made from 2.5 mm thick stainless steel Z20c13. A solid hardenned bladestop is provided. That helps maintain the edge of the blade.

Included: Numbered Guarantee certificate, genuine leather pouch handmade in France.

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.