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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


STAG

1st quality Real stag horn. 

Folding knife stag horn


ROSEWOOD

1st quality Rosewood. 

Folding knife rosewood


CURLY BIRCH

 1st choice patterned curly birch. 

Folding knife curly birch


BRUYAR

1st quality briar root. 

Folding knife briar


BOXWOOD

1st choice Boxwood

Folding knife boxwood


EBONY

 1st choice Ebony wood. 

Folding knife ebony wood


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


MAPLE BURL

Maple burl. 

Folding knife maple burl


JUNIPER

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

Folding knife juniper burl


BLUE FOSSILIZED MAMMOTH IVORY

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

Folding knife blue mammoth fossilized


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


MOTHER OF PEARL

 Mother of pearl from New Zeland.  

Folding knife mother of pearl


WALNUT

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

Folding knife walnut


OLIVEWOOD

 1st quality patterned Olive wood. 

Folding knife olivewood


BONE

Real cow bone

Folding knife real cow bone


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


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


BUFFALO BARK

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

Folding knife buffalo bark


BLACK BUFFALO HORN

1st choice solid buffalo black horn tip. 

Folding knife balck buffalo horn


HORN TIP

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

Folding knife horn tip


BOCOTE

Mexican Rosewwod

Couteau Laguiole Bocote made in france


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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.