Stories of french knives
Fontenille-Pataud has been making French regional knives for several decades.
In this section, we present the history and evolution of the different knives we make for you every day: the Laguiole, the Thiers®, the different Corsican knives, the 5 Coqs or the Saint-Bernard...
Each region of France has a unique history with its traditions and cultural heritage. It is interesting to note that the knife is very often part of this ensemble. At first a working tool, the knife has often integrated and propagated the local customs and the life of the inhabitants of a region.
The legend of the Laguiole knife is a good example of this transmission since this knife created by farmers in the south of the Auvergne and Aubrac regions has made this region and the town of Laguiole known throughout the world and still contributes to it today.
The same is true for the Vendetta knife, which alone tells a good part of the rich and lively history of Corsica.
The Thiers® is the symbol of several centuries of cutlery in the Auvergne town of the same name, a tradition that continues to this day thanks to the passion of a few craftsmen.
Some medium-sized towns are also known for the knife that is, or was, made and used every day by local workers and farmers. This is the case for the Issoire knife, the Aurillac knife or the Yssingeaux knife.