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FONTENILLE PATAUD FRENCH KNIVES

Fontenille Pataud pocket knives are entirely handmade in Europe's capital of cutlery "Thiers." The “Gilles®” Fontenille Pataud collection of knives are considered by many to be some of the best pocket knives money can buy. All Knives offered by Gilles are entirely made by a single craftsman from start to finish ensuring pride of ownership of the final piece.100% Made in France

Corsican Knives ➜

The 10.5 cm Pialincu Corsican pocket knife was created with Antoine Zuria and Robert Beillonnet (Awarded best custom French knife maker in 1997 and 2000). The Pialincu is an evolution of the 12 cm Sperone Zuria & Gilles® in a more "gentlemen/smaller" size. This Corsican knife features a precision mechanism with a secure locking blade and a solid blade stop to prevent the cutting edge of the blade to make contact with the spine. "Pialincu" means peasant in southern Corsican dialect.Included with your purchase are a numbered warranty certificate and a leather sheath. Note that all knives in this collection features our "What You See Is What You Get"
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Le Thiers Knives (lockback) ➜

The name “Le Thiers 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.
Technical Tips: Smooth and easy opening & closing provided by a teflon assisted lock back system. This knife features solid hardened blade stop to protect the edge of the blade. The spring is hand-chased with a file, unlike cheap mass market products that have welded bee and springs that are machine decorated. These details create a unique Thiers knives, making each one of a kind. Included with your purchase are a numbered warranty certificate and a leather sheath.
Note that all knives in this collection features our "What You See Is What You Get"
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Le Saint-Bernard Pocket Knives (lockback) ➜

Named after the Great St Bernard Hospice, a traveler’s hospice on the often treacherous St. Bernard Pass in the Alps located between Switzerland and Italy. The pass, the lodge, and the dogs are named for Bernard of Menthon, the monk who established the station 1000 years ago.

The “Gilles®” Fontenille Pataud collection of knives are considered by many to be some of the best French pocket knives money can buy. 100% Made in France
The addition of Teflon washers will make sure that the lock back system action operates smoothly and safely during opening and closing.
Technical Tips: The spring is hand-chased with a file, unlike cheap mass market products that have welded bee and springs that are machine decorated. These details create a unique knife, making each one unique. Included with your purchase are a numbered warranty certificate and a leather sheath. Note that all knives in this collection features our "What You See Is What You Get"
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Laguiole Nature 12 cm Handle Pocket Knives (lockback) ➜

Named after the village of Yssingeaux (translation from local dialect = five cockerel) this knife honors the Gallic Rooster, the unofficial national bird of France. With his rooster crest back-lock mechanism and Teflon washers, this charismatic knife’s blade action operates smoothly and safely during opening and closing. The Fontenille Pataud collection of knives are considered by many to be some of the best French pocket knives money can buy. 100% Made in France. Each knife in this collection features our "What You See Is What You Get" option. In Other words the knife on the photos is the one that will be shipped.
Technical Tips: The bee/fly is adorned with a genuine mother of pearl inlay and is forged into the spring. The spring and bee are then hand-chased with a file, unlike cheap mass market products that have welded bee and springs that are machine decorated. These details create a unique Laguiole knife, making each knife one of a kind. Included with your purchase are a numbered warranty certificate and a leather sheath. Note that all knives in this collection features our "What You See Is What You Get"
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Capuchadou Pocket Knives ➜ 

Before the development of the Laguiole in the 19th century, French shepherds carried a knife called the "Capuchadou" (or "capujadou"). This knife was used for all daily tasks, from preparing lunch to care of their flocks of sheep. The Fontenille Pataud collection of knives are considered by many to be some of the best French pocket knives money can buy. 100% Made in France.
Technical Tips: The fly, in this case a four leaves clover can optionally be adorned with a semi-precious stone and is forged into the spring.The spring and clover are then hand-chased with a file, unlike cheap mass market products that have welded bee and springs that are machine decorated. These details create a unique Laguiole knife, making each knife one of a kind. Included with your purchase are a numbered warranty certificate and a leather sheath. Note that all knives in this collection features our "What You See Is What You Get"
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Engraved items cannot be returned unless we made an obvious mistake such as incorrect location, font or spelling.
Location areas are "approximate." Our engravers will place engravings in the most "tasteful & appropriate" way. Please let us know if you have special requests regarding the order of words, size, etc...before you place an order by calling us at 1-860-245-2211. We cannot accept the returns of an item that was not engraved the way you "assumed" it would be unless you provided us with specific written instructions that we did not follow.

You may contact us at support@laguiole-imports.com or simply call us at 860-245-2211 with questions.

Please review your engraving's spelling before checkout. Although we try to catch errors, we cannot be held responsible for spelling mistakes, typos and incorrect location provided by a customer. Also, we would love to give you a quick call if we have questions regarding your engraving. Please provide us with a direct phone number to reach out to you if needs be. Thank you for your understanding.


All engraved orders ship same or next business day depending on order time.
Our shipping schedule page has the most up to date information regarding shipping and turnaround.

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