News

May 2017

We're proud to introduce our latest creation: The Laguiole Magnum. A truly exceptional corkscrew, skilfully crafted in the French artisan tradition.

Please visit our new dedicated website: www.laguiole-magnum.com


 

April 2016

Here is our brand new model : Le Thiers® Nature.


 

May 2016

We are proud to introduce our latest model : Le Thiers® Gentleman.


 

April 2016

Check our newest website with plenty of new pictures.


 

May 2015

Fontenille-Pataud becomes official distributor in France of Damasteel®'s damascus steel.


 

February 2015

Our new website www.capuchadou.fr is online now. Before the Laguiole knife was the Capuchadou knife. Discover this ancestor of the Laguiole knife.


 

February 2015

Our new knife "Le Rondinara" is on line now: Le Rondinara.

"Le Rondinara" knife has been created with Antoine Zuria and Robert Beillonnet. This knife is curved like the famous Corsican marine cove near Bonifacio.


 

January 2015

We propose a new steel for the blades of our knives Gentleman, Sperone and Pialincu: stainless steel 14C28N. This new steel is proposed by default on these knives with incredible performance: a hardness of 58-59 hrc. Find this new steel on the Gentleman knife, the Sperone knive and the Pialincu knife.


 

July 2014 : Le 5 Coqs knife

Discover our new folding knife : 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.

 


 

Jun 2014 : Le Chamois knife with corkscrew

Discover our knife Le Chamois 12 cm available with corkscrew.

 


 

May 2014 : Blog of our cutlery

Fontenille-Pataud now has its own blog, we will talk about many themes but we will speak primarily knives and cutlery : https://www.fontenille-pataud.com/blog/en/


 

February 2014 : Le Chamois 10 cm

Discover the new version of le Chamois knife : le Chamois 10 cm. Like its big brother, this knife will become your hiking tool.

 


 

December 2013 : Le Chamois

Discover our new knife : "Le Chamois", the legendary companion of our mountains.

This handmade in France knife will become your perfect hiking tool !

 


 

November 2013 : New website for Fontenille Pataud knives

Because the range of our knives is getting bigger, we want you to browse it easily. Your comments are welcomed : let us know what you think about this new website's architecture.

 


 

October 2013 : Le Saint-Bernard knife

New naming for Alpine knife : "Le Saint-Bernard" is born ! Available in 12c27 & Damascus steels.

 


 

 February 2013 : new RWL34 blades available

We are glad to introduce (thanks to Swedish steel partner !) our SPORT knife with possible RWL34 blade. This HRC60-61 hardenned steel keeps a longer edge and is not more difficult to sharpen.

 


 

October 2012 : Fontenille Pataud changes !

October 2012 will be an important time for us. Our company becomes owner of the premises where we are working since 12 years. That allows us to renovate and refurnish the whole space including offices and workshops. Our purpose is to be more efficient and provide a faster service to our customers while it will be more satisfying for all of us to work in a better environment
Have a look (and support us :-) there : www.facebook.com/pages/Fontenille-Pataud/281091571903626 

 


 

2012 : Le Couteau Savoyard

Fontenille Pataud proudly introduces "Le Couteau Savoyard" from the Savoie region in the French Alps. Designed by Bernard Piekolek and Robert Beillouet ( M.O.F. with two best French custom knife-maker awards) its blade is embossed with the famous little "sweep" of the Savoie. This "sweep" is the emblem for the young chimney sweeps who left their homes in the fall to clean chimneys in the cities. Armed with a ladder and sweep's brush and wearing a top hat, these hardworking children were known for their cheerfulness and song and and thus were considered lucky little sooty mascots because they protected the city homes from fire.

Besides its cunning design, this knife features our precision mechanism with its smooth opening system and secure locking blade.

 


 

2012 : Le Capuchadou

Are you looking for a legendary knife ?... Before the Laguiole was "Le Capuchadou" !  Visit our newest website  www.capuchadou.fr and take advantage of this improved manufacturing process : new steels (including RWL34 & Damascus) new fine stones for forged springs... Feel free to inquire for any questions.

 


 

April 2011 : Newest "LE POCKET" 10.5 cm Laguiole knife

"Le Pocket" knife. This new addition to our line is just right ! Not too big, not too small but ideal for everyday in every way ! Knife shown in the middle of the picture

Laguiole knives Fontenille Pataud


 

Fine leather pouches - November 2010

We have been working with a subcontrcater of a famous French brand of luxury leather goods. We proudly introduce new pouches, exclusively designed for each of our following models : 
Laguiole 12 cm (with & without corkscrew ) - Laguiole "NATURE" - Laguiole "XS"

There are 2 ranges of pouches :
- Soft leathers : choice of two colors - Meticulously crafted - Excellent quality / price ratio
- Luxury leathers : either made with genuine crocodile brown leather either with black "Galuchat" (shark or sting-ray fish skins) . Just classy and perfect !

 


Damascus bolsters - October 2010

New option for highest-end knives !

Listenning customer's requests, we proudly introduce a new choice for your finest knives purchase. You can order now "rose" damascus bolsters which will match the pattern of the blade on each of the following models :  Laguiole 12 cm (front & back bolsters) , Laguiole "NATURE ", Laguiole "GENTLEMAN" , Laguiole " SPORT". Feel free to  inquire even if the product is not visible on-line !

 


2010 New Corsican " U Cumpa" knife

An other knife created with Camille and Antoine Zuria from Bonifacio-Corsica.  "U Cumpa" means "The fellow" in bonifacian dialect. This framelock knife features fine and polished woods and burls such as Olive, juniper... Some full Damascus (liner & blades) versions with stunning handles (fossilized mammoth, horns...) are available as well : feel free to inquire even if it is not listed on the website :-)

 


New range of BLADES OF FRANCE - September 2009

In order of introducing new high-end steak knives we have created 6 different but harmonized blades.
These blades shapes are inspired from regional folding knives as it has been done for the Laguiole knife.
Unlike this famous Laguiole knife it's new and not "déja vu" .
Feel free to browse and order on line on our new website here : www.lames-de-france.com 

 


New 2009 knife : Laguiole "XS"

The very fist high end SMALL knife ! Following several requests from customers, we're now introducing a small and beautiful Laguiole knife.Featuring easy opening, safe locking blade with a forged and filed work spring bee. Approx 90 mm folded. Available with 12c27 & Damascus steel blade as well. 

 


 

2009 news

The damascus version of "Le Thiers" knife has been selected on front page of the 2009 German "Messer katalog"

Le Thiers knife by Fontenille Pataud


 

2008 News

" Maître Artisan" official award - Given to the well known and experienced craftsmen. Yes indeed, quite proud :-)

 

Fontenille Pataud knife

September 2008 : new version of our website, including new pictures with an higher quality.
Following customer's request we're nowabble to offer Damascus steel bolsters on Sport and Gentleman knives.
"Le Thiers" knife : we tried hard to mix and combine some High-tech with our old word cutlery manufacturing methods. 
Carved wooden handles, hand filed liners as well as Carbon fiber on laser cutted metal parts...

 


2007 news :

Laguiole Gentleman "One single hand" version
Laguiole 11 cm knife : for those who want a smaller knife
End of 2007 : Le THIERS knife . Liner lock, single hand opening : Slim, light, modern looking mixed with traditional tecnics.

 


2006 News

New Laguiole "Gentleman" exclusive 10.5 cm model with easy opening and locking blade system
New RWL 34 special steel, hardness 60 Hrc available for Laguiole, Nature and Gentleman knives.
New Laguiole "Nature" exclusive model sporting a single hand opening system
New "Sperone" Corsican Vendetta with easy opening and locking blade system
Carbon XC75 blade available on "Nature" Range

 


2005 News

Fontenille-Pataud now offers better shipping rates because of an agreement with UPS.  This applies to orders outside of Europe.

The new Laguiole NATURE knife. We've taken the very best features of the Laguiole pocket knife and added the modern, smooth-locking blade mechanism.

The new "PIALINCU" Corsican knife. Made with Antoine & camille ZURIA, our Corsican fellows, this small pocket knife is easy to open and has a secure locking blade system.


 

2004 News

Our very first exhibition at the largest european Ambiente tradeshow in Frankfurt-Germany

Laguiole SPORT knife , with lock-back system . Created with the skillest french custom maker Robert Beillonnet.

Improvement of our laguiole table cutlery range ; new carving sets.

New Website, with more pictures and a B/B access.


2003 News

Latest model of  ISSOIRE knife: Stainless bolsters, blade & punch with a traditional fully forged spring.

Latest model of St Martin knife

Laguiole steak knife, new "goldsmith" polishing process : The best forged Laguiole knives ( not the stamped quality ! ) available on the french market.

Laguiole collector knives, plain ivory handle, fully chased with a file Gipsy & The leaf  models.


 

2002 News

We proudly introduce our latest Damscus version of Stainless twist Damascus steel, available for Corsican Vendetta & Laguiole knives . 
Corsican 'Picnic' Vendetta with a corkscrew. Notice the superb 5 conical rings screw locally made by Mrs Gorce. Conoisseurs will be abble to use it for finest 'Grand crus' 
Solid sterling silver bolters Laguiole knives: Unique and stunning

 


2001 News

 Latest version of 5 rings Corkscrew Laguiole knife, 2 massive Stainless bolsters, fully hand filed forged spring.
 Some evolutions of our Corsican Vendetta knife.Made for and with Antoine Zuria ( Bonifacio - Corsica)
 New special Damascus forged steel available for most of our Gilles® knives
 New model of Chateau Laguiole® sommelier knives.


 

2000 News

We have been awarded ! Electrophees 2000

 

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