5 Coqs knife Classic Range Stabilized poplar burl

5 Coqs knife Classic Range Stabilized poplar burl - 5CLP


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We have used the typical old fashion French shape and design (Yssingeaux knife) to create a modernized knife : Solid spring, easy opening system, lock back, high-end steels.

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.

Lock-back sytem

Lock-back sytem

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

Hand chiseled and forged spring

Hand chiseled and forged spring

The bee is solid and forged into the spring. The spring and bee are then hand-chased with a file : This denotes artisan quality, unlike inexpensive mass market products that have welded springs and are machine decorated.

14C28N Stainless steel blade

14C28N Stainless steel blade

The beauty of your blade is guarenteed for lifetime. We also offer a 60Hrc hardenned special RWL34 swedish powder stainless steel for those who love knives with a longer sharp edge.

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 the Coqs with lock-back system, which allows a safe use. Much more than knives, our 5 Coqs made in France are true life partners.

Technical details

The 5 cockerels-5 coqs name comes from YSSINGEAUX (pronunciation “ I – SIN – JO”  in the local dialect SIN means five while JO means cockerel, therefore 5 cockerels), a small town in our Auvergne region. We have used the typical old fashion French shape and design to create a  modernized knife: Solid spring, easy opening system, lock back, high-end steels… A special nod toward the cockerel, our national emblematic animal visible on the back of the handle. The knife can be easily folded while pushing on the rooster crest.

Handle: Stabilized poplar burl. Stunning patterned wood, 5.5 mm thick.

Blade: 3 mm thick stainless steel Sandvik 14C28N, hardness: 58-59 Hrc. 

Size and weight: 11 cm folded, 19.5 cm open, approx. 100 grams.

Technical tips: The spring with its lock-back system is made from 3 mm thick stainless steel Z20c13. A solid hardenned bladestop is provided: That helps maintain the edge of the blade. Easy openning and folding smooth system. 

Plates & bolsters: Stainless steel on 1.2 mm thick plates.

Included: Numbered Guarantee certificate, leather pouch. The pouch is an artisan product too, 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.