Fontenilles Pataud Laguiole 11cm Warthog Tooth - Forged Bee - Chiseled Spring - Precious Handle

by: Gilles Fontenille Pataud

  • This knife from the Guilloche series features a one piece forged spring & bee as well as a hand chiseled spring top,  Bee, Blade top & Liners top / bottom.  Around 2 hrs of labor by one craftsman to create this masterpiece.
    Entirely hand made in Europe's capital of cutlery "Thiers". The “Gilles®” Fontenille Pataud collection of knives are considered by many experts to be some of the best Laguiole knives money can buy. All Knives offered by Gilles are entirely made by a single craftsman from start to finish insuring pride of ownership of the final piece. Note: Velvet storage sheath is included.
    • Construction: 1 piece forged bee with hand chiseled spring. Note: The bee and the spring of this knife are forged from one piece of stainless steel.
    • Handle Material: Genuine Warthog Tooth Please note: You will receive the actual knife pictured on the left.
    • Tooth Harvest: Africa
    • Blade: Satin finish 12c27 Sandvik Stainless steel , 2.50 mm thick. Hardness: 56 Hrc
    •  Features: One Piece forged spring and bee -  Hand chiseled spring top and bee - Around 1:30 hrs of labor by one craftsman to create this knife.
    • Technical tips:  The spring is made from a 3mm thick stainless steel Z20c13. A solid bladestop is provided on all of springs to save the edge of the blade. The traditionnal bee is solid, and forged into the spring. The entire spring & bee are then hand chiseled with a file. This denotes artisan quality, unlike other less expensive Laguiole products that have welded springs and are machine decorated. The above details create a unique Laguiole knife, that will never be duplicate. Plates & bolsters: 1,2 mm thick stainless steel with 2 solid bolsters. Numbered warranty certificate from the manufacturer is included.
  • Size: 11 cm / 4: 3/8 in (closed) 8 in (open) - Weight: 2.5 oz - 72 g
  • Fontenille Pataud offers a lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects. Knife will be replaced or repaired at the discretion of the *manufacturer. What is cover: Any product failure due to manufacturer defect. Issues like bent blade will be repaired but are not cover by the manufacturer warranty. We offer free warranty support (click here for details). Please contact us with any warranty claims, do not send item to France directly as it may not be handled correctly. *Disclaimer: The above warranty is offered by the manufacturer not Laguiole Imports. Laguiole Imports cannot be held responsible for any issues arising from a warranty claim.
  •  Fontenille Pataud folding knives are made of stainless steel, this type of metal does not require any maintenance. Please do not immerse your knife in water or place it in the dishwasher, doing so will be detrimental to the handle material. Periodically place a couple drops of lubricant on the axle of all moving parts. We recommend the use of oil free Sentry-Solutions-Tuf-Glide 1/4 oz Pen Applicator here
    • Below are the location areas by name. Please take a look at our engraving portfolio here to see past examples of engravings.
    • Below are the fonts available. Please keep in mind that most cursive fonts do not look good in "all caps". If you desire all caps engraving please select a block font such as Roman, Century or Garamond. Click on a font's name to see the alphabet.




    • Most personalized orders leave same or next day depending on order time. However, please allow up to 2 business days during the couple of weeks preceding Christmas and Father's day. If you need reassurance please call us at 860-245-2211 between 9am & 5pm EST Monday through Friday and we will be able to provide you with a more accurate turnaround based on your particular needs. Please keep in mind that our engravers do not work Saturdays and Sundays EXCEPT during the 2 weeks preceding Christmas and Father's Day. Please visit our "Shipping Schedule" page if you are planning on using one of our EXPRESS shipping options.

    • Engraved items cannot be returned unless we made an obvious mistake such as 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. by calling us at 1-860-245-2211. We cannot accept returns on items that were not engraved the way you "assumed" they would be unless you provided us with specific & comprehensive instructions that we did not follow. 

       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 customer. Thank you for your understanding.