Knifemaking workshop

With Fontenille Pataud, experience the complete process of crafting your own Le Thiers® knife in our workshop. Alongside our skilled cutlers, you will discover the exceptional expertise of this craftsmanship.

File work, fitting, assembly, shaping, polishing... you will perform all the steps of the manufacturing process from A to Z, always guided by one of our artisans.

Step into the shoes of a Fontenille Pataud cutler and enjoy a unique experience at the heart of our workshop located in the legendary Valley of Factories in Thiers, the French capital of cutlery. You will leave having explored every aspect of our trade and, most importantly, with a knife made by your own hands.

For whom?

The workshop is open to all cutlery enthusiasts, craft lovers, and those who wish to have a unique and immersive experience. Whether you are a beginner or already have some experience in knife making, our artisans will guide you through every step. This activity is perfect for the curious, handmade object lovers, and those who want to understand the secrets of French cutlery. You can come alone, with family, or with friends to share this unforgettable moment.

From 12 years old, with the presence of an accompanying adult required. The workshop is available for groups starting from one participant up to a maximum of four.

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All year round, from Monday to Friday. The workshop lasts a total of 4 hours (including a tour of the workshop) - a single time slot from 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM.

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Le Thiers® Folding Knife

Different sizes: 10cm or 12cm (when closed).

Blade: Classic or Damascus (only for 12cm).

Handle: Olive wood, Juniper wood, Oak "from the Valley" or Bocote.

Prices: €240 (classic blade) - €490 (Damascus blade) - including tax.

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What is the program?

  • Welcome
  • Workshop tour
  • Model selection
  • File work
  • Fitting
  • Drilling
  • Mock assembly
  • Trimming
  • Assembly
  • Shaping
  • Polishing
  • Sharpening

We aim to provide a small-group environment for your knife-making workshop.

Please wear appropriate clothing (pants and closed-toe shoes) - an apron will be provided.

Bookings can be made on our website 2 weeks before the course at the latest. Check availability in real time on our booking calendar.

Gift cards : If you would like to offer this course to someone close to you, this is possible. All you have to do is place your order, specifying "gift card for [name of beneficiary]" in the comments box. The person will then be able to select their timetable directly from our calendar or by contacting us.

Free Shipping

Take avantage of free shipping on our folding knives range.

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.