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French Pocket Knives

It is believed that French knives making started at the beginning of the 13th Century in the village of Nontron.
Today French cutlers are producing replicas of the originals as well as modernized versions.

It is believed that French knives making started at the beginning of the 13th Century in the village of Nontron.
Today French cutlers are producing replicas of the originals as well as modernized versions.

It is believed that French knives making started at the beginning of the 13th Century in the village of Nontron. Today French cutlers are producing replicas of the originals as well as modernized versions.


Le Thiers®Gentleman by Fontenille Pataud offers a good balance between the blade and the handle thanks to its special forged spring. A groove into the back of the spring allows the blade to fold in. Le Thiers ® Gentleman by Fontenille Pataud provides a secure locking blade, a smooth mechanism and a solid blade stop to protect the edge to the blade.


Before the development of the Laguiole knives in the early 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.


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.


Le Thiers® nature is a smaller & lighter version the Le Thiers® Gentleman knife. From your pocket to the restaurant, it will soon become your favorite Every Day Carry.Handcrafted in Thiers-France this knife was approved by the "Coute de Tie", the Guild which certifies the authenticity of design. The name Le Thiers ® Nature 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.


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 lockback mechanism and Teflon washers this charismatic knife’s blade action operates smoothly and safely during opening and closing.


Nontron is a name of a village in the Dordogne department of France where it is believed knife making started at the beginning of the 13th Century thus making Nontron France's oldest pocket knife. Today, the cutlery that bears its name (Coutellerie Nontronnaise since 1928) produces handmade knives using ancestral methods and, yes modern tools as well.


Discover a pocket knife as unique as the birth-island of Napoleon Bonaparte.


Pierre-Jean Calmels, a blacksmith in the village of Laguiole, conceived the first Laguiole knife in 1829. Calmels built two models, the capuchadou, knife of the ordinary peasants of the Aubrac and the Spanish Navaja, brought back from Catalogne by seasonal workers.The hardest steel tempered in Laguiole purest natural spring, a spring to close the blade, a handle fashioned from the local Aubrac Oax's horn... an exceptional knife was born. Over the years, Pierre-Jean Calmels perfected his art by adding a Trocar in 1840 to meet the needs of herders and farmers.

Laguiole Repair & Warranty Support

 

Laguiole "Lifetime Warranties" have been abused by many manufacturers for decades. Some of them will honor it but most of them will not unless you are able to contact them in France and show a lot of patience and determination. Laguiole Imports strictly enforces all manufacturer warranties.

IF YOU PURCHASED YOUR ITEM FROM LAGUIOLE IMPORTS

If you are located in the United States we will handle the shipping fees to and from France for your repair or warranty service.In most cases, we will act on your behalf with the manufacturer and handle your claim quickly and efficiently (see details below).

IF YOU PURCHASED YOUR ITEM OVERSEA OR FROM AN OTHER U.S. RETAILER

For all brands except Forge de Laguiole (see tab below) we will not be able to handle your claim. You will need to contact the original retailer and most likely asked to ship your knife or corkscrew to France at your cost. Moreover, the manufacturer will require you to pay for the cost of the return shipping.

Broken chateau laguiole corkscrew

 

Laguiole "Lifetime Warranties" have been abused by many manufacturers for decades. Some of them will honor it but most of them will not unless you are able to contact them in France and show a lot of patience and determination. Laguiole Imports strictly enforces all manufacturer warranties.

IF YOU PURCHASED YOUR ITEM FROM LAGUIOLE IMPORTS

If you are located in the United States we will handle the shipping fees to and from France for your repair or warranty service.In most cases, we will act on your behalf with the manufacturer and handle your claim quickly and efficiently (see details below).

IF YOU PURCHASED YOUR ITEM OVERSEA OR
FROM AN OTHER U.S. RETAILER

For all brands except Forge de Laguiole (see tab below) we will not be able to handle your claim. You will need to contact the original retailer and most likely asked to ship your knife or corkscrew to France at your cost. Moreover, the manufacturer will require you to pay for the cost of the return shipping.

Forge de Laguiole Warranty

Forge de Laguiole offers a lifetime limited warranty against manufacturer defects.

Warranty and repair support are only available for Forge de Laguiole cutlery purchased from a U.S. retailer located within the United States (proof of purchase required).

If the item failure is deemed to be a manufacturer's defect you will not be charged any repair fees. If it was not a manufacturer's defect (i.e. bent foil cutter blade, screw, etc...) you will be informed of the repair cost in advance. Expected turnaround is up to 2 months Please complete the form below to start the process.

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Chateau Laguiole Warranty

 Chateau Laguiole offers a lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects.

If the item failure is deemed to be a manufacturer's defect you will not be charged any repair fees. If it was not a manufacturer's defect (i.e. bent foil cutter blade, screw, etc...) you will be informed of the repair cost in advance. Expected turnaround is up to 8 weeks at this time.  

Warranty and repairs support are only available for Chateau Laguiole purchased from Laguiole-Imports.com.
If your Chateau Laguiole was not purchased from us please contact the original retailer for warranty support.

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Fontenille Pataud Warranty

Fontenille Pataud offers a lifetime limited warrantyagainst manufacturing defects.
Warranty and repairs support are only available for Fontenille Pataud cutlery purchased from Laguiole-Imports.com

If the item failure is deemed to be a manufacturer's defect you will not be charged any repair fees. If it was not a manufacturer's defect (i.e. bent foil cutter blade, screw, etc...) you will be informed of the repair cost in advance. Expected turnaround is up to 2 months Please complete the form below to start the process.

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Max Capdebarthes Warranty

Max Capdebarthes offers a limited warranty against manufacturer defects. Leather sheaths will be repaired or replaced at the discretion of the manufacturer if the sheath is found to be defective.
What is covered: Any product failure due to manufacturer defect. Issues like cuts, punctured leather or obvious signs of negligence are not covered under the warranty. Please contact us with any warranty claims, do not send an item to France directly as it may not be handled correctly.

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Code38 Warranty

Code38 professional wine knives carry a Manufacturer’s international warranty covering any defects in materials or workmanship for the lifetime of the product. This Warranty does not cover fair wear and tear, alteration or unreasonable use. Register your Code38 to be covered by the Lifetime Warranty.

Code38 takes extraordinary measures so your Code38 will give you many years of dependable service. If it doesn't, at our discretion the manufacturer will gladly repair or replace it with one of equal or greater value. This warranty does not cover abuse, alteration, theft, loss, or unauthorised and/or unreasonable use of your Code38 product. This warranty does not cover accessories, engraving, colour finishes, cleaning or sharpening. To obtain warranty service, it must be an approved return, please contact us

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*Disclaimer:The above warranties are offered by the manufacturer, not Laguiole Imports.
Laguiole Imports cannot be held responsible for any issues with the manufacturer related to a warranty claim.