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Our materials

We carefully select our materials for the manufacture of handles.

AMOURETTE

Amourette-Snakewood from French Guyana.  

Folding knife amourette-snakewood


BUFFALO BARK

Buffalo horn tip , taken from the bark part of the horn.

Folding knife buffalo bark


BLACK BUFFALO HORN

1st choice solid buffalo black horn tip. 

Folding knife balck buffalo horn


BLUE FOSSILIZED MAMMOTH IVORY

Selection of the nicest blue color fossilized mammoth ivory scales (Origin : Siberia).

Folding knife blue mammoth fossilized


BOCOTE WOOD

Mexican Rosewood

Couteau Laguiole Bocote made in france


BONE

Real cow bone

Folding knife real cow bone


BRUYAR

1st quality briar root. 

Folding knife briar


BOXWOOD

1st choice Boxwood

Folding knife boxwood


CORAL


South Pacific Coral Root or "Gorgonian": The Gorgonian is a root coral, increasingly used because it has beautiful marbling that is very visually pleasing. Each piece is unique and may present some differences.


CURLY BIRCH

 1st choice patterned curly birch. 

Folding knife curly birch


EBONY

 1st choice Ebony wood. 

Folding knife ebony wood


GIRAFFE BONE

The hue of this material brings out the veining.


HORN TIP

1st choice real cow horn tip; we do not use the cheap hollow pressed horn. 

Folding knife horn tip


IRONWOOD

Extremely hard wood, with a very nice polish, ranging from a deep beige to a more or less dark brown with tiger marbling and golden reflections.


JUNIPER

Best Juniper burl from southern France. A surprisingly fragrant knife.

Folding knife juniper burl


MOLAR TOOTH OF MAMMOTH

Fossil mammoth molar (origin: Siberia). Colors vary from dark blue to black, with an original "striped" appearance.


OLIVEWOOD

 1st quality patterned Olive wood. 

Folding knife olivewood


RAM HORN

Real ram horn, taken from the outside bark unpolished part. 

Folding knife real ram horn


ROSEWOOD

1st quality Rosewood. 

Folding knife rosewood


STABILIZED BEECH

Beech cut upright and stabilized.


STABILIZED POPLAR BURL

Stabilized material allowing a very nice polish.


STAG

1st quality Real stag horn. 

Folding knife stag horn


THUYA BURL

Very veined brown-red wood, characteristic pleasant smell. This wood is hard, which makes it difficult to work with.


WALNUT

 1st choice patterned walnut ( gun-stock selection).

Folding knife walnut


WHARTHOG

Real Warthog Tooth:  This is a great alternative to ivory.  We use an entire tooth for each knife.  The Warthog handle may display some natural "defects" which help create the item's beauty.
Folding knife wharthog

WATCH MECHANISM

Inclusion of watch mechanisms in translucent resin.


Free Shipping

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Lifetime Guarentee

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

Support

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.