Fontenille Pataud knife markers handmade Laguiole knives in the traditional way since the 1920s, and one of the best-sellers of this Thiernoise cutlery is the traditional Laguiole 12 cm knife in juniper. Why juniper? This wood has at first a mottled appearance more or less pronounced that makes it really special, moreover, the juniper is fragrant, a slight peppery scent that releases and reminds you of the smells of the south of France. The juniper wood we use comes from the Cevennes, tourist and rural region of southern France. This striking scent will be present every time you approach your nose with your Laguiole knife, and this is durable throughout the life of your knife.
It is still very surprising to receive a Laguiole knife in juniper for "revision" and which is sometimes more than 10 years old, and to discover that the handle of this Laguiole in juniper has retained its fragrance as the first day.
A Laguiole knife Fontenille-Pataud is a high-end knife made by hand. The blade of this Laguiole knife is by default 12C27 stainless steel, with a thickness of 3 mm at the heel. The hardness of this high-end steel is 56-57 hrc. It is possible for you to decorate your Laguiole knife in juniper with a premium blade in RWL34, this stainless steel has a hardness of 60hrc, and its advantage is to keep its cutting edge longer. For equivalent use, a RWL34 blade will need to be sharpened only a standard RWL34 blade.
The spring of a traditional Laguiole knife from the Fontenille Pataud cutlery is equipped with a blade stop and a massive forged bee. This spring is entirely guilloché (or chiselled) by hand by our best craftsmen cutlers. The spring of this Laguiole is made of stainless steel, tempered and polished inside.
The handle of this Laguiole is obviously in juniper, or more precisely in a burlap of juniper, the most noble part of wood. The traditional shepherd's cross will decorate the handle of your Laguiole knife. The juniper pads are each 8mm thick.