The Thiers® Advance by Fontenille Pataud is a sleek, forward-thinking pocket knife with an efficient blade-locking system that will seamlessly fit into your everyday life.
Handcrafted in Thiers-France this knife was approved by the "Coute de Tie", the Guild which certifies the authenticity of the design. The name Le Thiers ® Advance by Fontenille Pataud” is a tribute to the city of Thiers. Like Solingen in Germany or Sheffield in England, Thiers has, for several centuries, been the hub of the French knives and cutlery industry.
The Advance features a large front bolster and a short blade length. This makes the knife feel more "handle heavy" when in use, which can be good for those who want to keep their grip on it without having to constantly maintain high pressure with their fingers or palm.
Handmade in Europe's capital of cutlery "Thiers." The “Gilles®” Fontenille Pataud collections of cutlery are considered by many to be some of the best money can buy. All items offered by Gilles are entirely made by a single craftsman from start to finish ensuring pride of ownership of the final piece.
One-Of-A-Kind Advance Folding Knives.
No one wants to view photos of a beautiful and unique pocket knife and receive something similar but not even close to the representative photo. This is why we took photos of each individual piece. Best of all, we don't charge extra for it.
Things to Look For: Handles made from the same type of material can have very different patterns. Select the one you like and we'll ship it to you!