The Nontron knife is named after the French village where it was first created, nestled in the Dordogne department of France. Despite many legends surrounding its origins, experts generally believe it to be the oldest French folding knife, dating back to the 13th century.
Today, cutlery bearing the Nontron name handcrafts knives using traditional techniques. These methods have remained nearly identical since the 15th century, producing exquisite pocket and table knives embodying centuries of artisanal craftsmanship.
Fact: The Nontron shop is the oldest continuously operating cutlery in France.