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Our materials

 

We carefully select our materials for the manufacture of handles (Laguiole Knives, Le Thiers Knives, Corsican Knives...) 

 

AMOURETTE

Amourette-Snakewood from French Guyana.  

Folding knife amourette-snakewood


BLUE FOSSILIZED MAMMOTH IVORY

Selection of the nicest blue color fossilized mammoth ivory scales (Origin : Siberia).

Folding knife blue mammoth fossilized


BLACK BUFFALO HORN

1st choice solid buffalo black horn tip. 

Folding knife balck buffalo horn


BOCOTE

Mexican Rosewwod

Couteau Laguiole Bocote made in france


BONE

Real cow bone

Folding knife real cow bone


BOXWOOD

1st choice Boxwood

Folding knife boxwood


BROWN FOSSILIZED MAMMOTH IVORY

Real mammoth fossilized ivory. Unique and stunning looking. Color range is from creamy white to darker brown.

Folding knife brown fossilized mammoth ivory


BRUYAR

1st quality briar root. 

Folding knife briar


BUFFALO BARK

Buffalo horn tip , taken from the bark part of the horn.

Folding knife buffalo bark


CARBON FIBER

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.


CORAL

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 BIRCH

 1st choice patterned curly birch. 

Folding knife curly birch


EBONY

 1st choice Ebony wood.
Folding knife ebony wood

FAT CARBON
Fat Carbon is made from coloured carbon fibre pads. This innovative and original material has unique and surprising patterns.

FULL DAMASCUS
Rose pattern 120 layers Damascus stainless steel.

GENUINE TORTOISE SHELL

Genuine tortoise shell. This is a very rare and ancient material. Despite it is pre-banned and legal in France, stock is limited.Folding knife tortoise shell

HORN TIP

1st choice real cow horn tip; we do not use the cheap hollow pressed horn. 

Folding knife horn tip


HYBRID

Hybrid handle made of wood and epoxy resin. Original creation by Fontenille Pataud: modernity guaranteed!


IRONWOOD


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.


JUNIPER

Best Juniper burl from southern France. A surprisingly fragrant knife.
Folding knife juniper burl

MAPLE BURL

Maple burl. 

Folding knife maple burl


MOLAR TOOTH OF MAMMOTH

Molar tooth (fossilized mammoth from Russia/Siberia). Blue to black color, with an original appearance"striped".


MOTHER OF PEARL

 Mother of pearl from New Zeland.  

Folding knife mother of pearl


OLIVEWOOD

 1st quality patterned Olive wood. 

Folding knife olivewood


PHOSPHORESCENT

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 WOOD

1st choice patterned pistachio wood from southern France.

Folding knife pistachio wood


RAM HORN

Real ram horn, taken from the outside bark unpolished part. 

Folding knife real ram horn


ROSEWOOD

1st quality Rosewood. 

Folding knife rosewood


STABILIZED PLANE TREE

Stabilized and stained plane tree.


STAG

1st quality Real stag horn. 

Folding knife stag horn


THERMOCHROMIC

Thermochromic resin, colour is dark blue at temperatures below 28°C (82°F), but respectively turn bright blue at higher temperatures.


WALNUT

 1st choice patterned walnut ( gun-stock selection).

Folding knife walnut


WATCH MECHANISM

Watch mechanism inlay in Cristallium.



WHARTHOG

Real Warthog Tooth:  This is a great alternative to ivory.  We use an entire tooth for each knife. 
The Warthog handle may display some natural "defects" which help create the item's beauty.

Folding knife wharthog


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.

Support

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.