Laguiole knife


The laguiole knife was created at the beginning of the 18th century by the people of south Auvergne and Aubrac. This knife has always been made in the towns of Thiers and Laguiole, bee spring and Shepherd's cross are the earmaks of Laguiole knives.

The court decided the laguiole could not been a trademark but only a kind of knife, this is why nobody can introduce a laguiole trademark for a knife.

Nowadays, the laguiole knife is famous all other the world and represent the French tradition.

Laguiole knife by Fontenille Pataud

We are proud to introduce ours ranges of laguiole knife on our website. All ours knives are handcrafted in our workshop in Thiers, French capital of cutlery.

Our choice is quality over quantity, our knife-makers are graduated and we made laguiole since many years.

For example, the Laguiole Nature knife is simply the best Laguiole knife of the market ! Even if we have kept the traditional size and shape of a classic Laguiole pocket knife, we have set a precision mechanism with a secure locking blade and a solid blade stop. The Laguiole Nature knife is our best seller since 10 years. Often imitated, never equaled !

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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.