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Fontenille Pataud-Series and additional information

True hand-crafted Laguiole knives made by Gilles. Fontenille Pataud was founded in the twenties. In 1994 Gilles Steinberg became the owner of Fontenille Pataud. He decided to revisit the production of hand crafted knives with high quality materials. Quality was consciously chosen over quantity.
The company Fontenille Pataud is established in Thiers. That place can be considered the French equivalent of the German Solingen: a paradise for knife connoisseurs.

Overview series

Fontenille Pataud Nature

Length closed
12 cm
Length opened
21.5 cm
Characteristic
Traditional shape
Back-lock
Summary
De Fontenille Pataud Nature-series looks a lot like the traditional Lagiuole knives. Really characteristic is the locking mechanism. You can unlock the knife with the back-lock at the heel of the handle. Classical elegance with modern convenience.

Fontenille Pataud Le Pocket

Length closed
10.5 cm
Length opened
18.5 cm
Characteristic
Size
Summary
The blades in the Le Pocket series are compact in traditional Lagiuole knives’ shape. You feel the normal Laguiole knives are too big to carry with you? These pocket-sized Laguiole knives are perfect for you!

Fontenille Pataud Le Pocket XS

Length closed
9 cm
Length opened
17 cm
Characteristic
size
Summary
The knives from the Le Pocket XS series are even smaller than the regular Le Pocket series. Compact but no less formidable! For when you need a little extra space inside your pocket.

Fontenille Pataud One Handed

Length closed
12 cm
Length opened
21.5 cm
Characteristic
one-handed opening
Summary
The notch in the blade opens these Laguiole knives easily with one hand. These knives combine the elegance of the traditional design with a piece of modern functionality.

Fontenille Pataud Traditional '12 cm'

Length closed
12 cm
Length opened
21.5 cm
Characteristic
Traditional shepherds’ cross
unlocks at the front
Summary
The classical Laguiole knife. Each knife in this series has the traditional shepherds’ cross in the handle and the classic access locking system at the bolster. Are you looking for timeless elegance? These knives are IT for you!

Fontenille Pataud Sport

Length closed
13 cm
Length opened
23 cm
Characteristic
Robust
Summary
The Fontenille Pataud-Sports series are robust pocket knives very elegantly made.

Fontenille Pataud Le Thiers

Length closed
10.5 cm
Length opened
17.5 cm
Summary
De Fontenille Pataud Le Thiers-series combines high-tech looks with traditional craftsmanship. All knives are manufactured in Thiers and the knives can open easily with one hand.

Fontenille Pataud Corsican

Length closed
10.5 cm
Length opened
19 cm
Summary
Inspired by the country life in Corsica and these have been developed in collaboration with the Zuria brothers. The blade has the characteristic Corsican 'head' and instead of the bee there is an outline of Corsica.

Fontenille Pataud Le Saint-Bernard

Length closed
11 cm
Length opened
20 cm
Summary
This rugged series is inspired by the St. Bernard’s pass. This is reflected in the small barrel on the blade. A subtle reference to the St. Bernard that warms stranded travelers with a little bit of cognac.

Fontenille Pataud '5 Coqs'

Length closed
11 cm
Length opened
20 cm
Summary
The '5 Coqs' series is a traditional design from the French town of Yssingeaux. In local dialect it means 'five young roosters', and this is reflected throughout the design. There is a styled rooster design on the blade and the heel of the knife is also shaped like a rooster.