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Knife manufacturing process

Selection of handles

All scales are carefully selected to make sure they match as much as possible (wood, horn...)

Le choix des matières

Selection and spare parts work

All our blades are finely and carefully polished by a team of skilled workers (with buffalo grinding wheels) to guarantee top quality products. Our trademark Gilles® stands for quality of workmanship and commitment to excellence

La préparation de la lame


All our springs are hand filed and have a blade-stop system. We do not make cheap industrial welded bee springs either. All the bees of our knives are forged (no cheap welded springs at Fontenille Pataud) and

Le travail à la lime

File work

All our springs are filed twice : 1st file work before assembling and 2nd before final quality inspection and checking.



All our knife blades are sharpened by skilled craftsmen. High quality steel and thorough polishing make the blade very sharp and easy to sharpen later on.

La finition

Polishing and quality control

We take particular care in making perfectly solid knife (no play at all). We want -and are- proud of the knives we sell. We offer a wide range of product offerings.

Free Shipping

Take avantage of free shipping on our corkscrews range.

Lifetime Guarentee

The quality of our manufacturing enables us to give you a lifetime manufacturer's guarantee.


We shipped our knives worldwide since 1999.

100% Handmade in France

Fontenille Pataud was founded in 1929 and quickly became recognized as a manufacturer of high-end knives.