We carefully select our materials for the manufacture of handles (Laguiole Knives, Le Thiers Knives, Corsican Knives...)
AMOURETTEAmourette-Snakewood from French Guyana.
BLUE FOSSILIZED MAMMOTH IVORYSelection of the nicest blue color fossilized mammoth ivory scales (Origin : Siberia).
BLACK BUFFALO HORN1st choice solid buffalo black horn tip.
Real cow bone.
BOXWOOD1st choice Boxwood.
BROWN FOSSILIZED MAMMOTH IVORYReal mammoth fossilized ivory. Unique and stunning looking. Color range is from creamy white to darker brown.
BRUYAR1st quality briar root.
BUFFALO BARKBuffalo horn tip , taken from the bark part of the horn.
Carbon fiber coming from aeronautic industry. Excellent mechanical property : 15% better than commercial carbon fibers. That green material is made of 100% recycled fiber & resin. Furthermore, that process does not produce any waste.
South Pacific Coral Root or "Gorgonian": The Gorgonian is a root coral, increasingly used because it has beautiful marbling that is very visually pleasing.
Each piece is unique and may present some differences.
CURLY BIRCH1st choice patterned curly birch.
EBONY1st choice Ebony wood.
GENUINE TORTOISE SHELLGenuine tortoise shell. This is a very rare and ancient material. Despite it is pre-banned and legal in France, stock is limited.
HORN TIP1st choice real cow horn tip; we do not use the cheap hollow pressed horn.
Hybrid handle made of wood and epoxy resin. Original creation by Fontenille Pataud: modernity guaranteed!
Ironwood, origin USA. Extremely hard wood, with a very nice polish, ranging from a deep beige to a more or less dark brown with tiger marbling and golden reflections.
JUNIPERBest Juniper burl from southern France. A surprisingly fragrant knife.
MAPLE BURLMaple burl.
MOLAR TOOTH OF MAMMOTH
Molar tooth (fossilized mammoth from Russia/Siberia). Blue to black color, with an original appearance"striped".
MOTHER OF PEARLMother of pearl from New Zeland.
OLIVEWOOD1st quality patterned Olive wood.
Phosphorescent resin, it has a plain pale colour indoor, bit it changes to a strong blue colour immediately when exposed to direct sunlight (UV-light). While the material is in the light it charges up the third stage, which is exposed in darkness, where it glows in a strong yellow green colour.
PISTACHIO WOOD1st choice patterned pistachio wood from southern France.
RAM HORNReal ram horn, taken from the outside bark unpolished part.
ROSEWOOD1st quality Rosewood.
STABILIZED PLANE TREE
Stabilized and stained plane tree.
STAG1st quality Real stag horn.
Thermochromic resin, colour is dark blue at temperatures below 28°C (82°F), but respectively turn bright blue at higher temperatures.
WALNUT1st choice patterned walnut ( gun-stock selection).
Watch mechanism inlay in Cristallium.
WHARTHOGReal Warthog Tooth: This is a great alternative to ivory. We use an entire tooth for each knife.