History and legends of regional knives
The Fontenille-Pataud cutlery has been producing French regional knives for several decades, we offer in this section of our site, the history and evolution of the different types of knives that we manufacture for you every day: Laguiole, Le Thiers,Yssingeaux, Issoire, Corsican Knives, St. Bernard ....
Each region of France has a singular history, a cultural heritage and traditions, it is interesting to note that the knife is very often part of this set. Originally a working tool, the knife has often integrated and propagated the local customs and the life of the inhabitants of a region.
The legend of the Laguiole knife is a fine example of this transmission since this knife created by farmers from the south of Auvergne and Aubrac has made known this region around the world and still contributes today.
The Vendetta knife alone tells a good part of the history of Corsica, history so rich and lively.
Some medium-sized cities are also recognized thanks to the knife that is or was manufactured and served every day to local workers and farmers: this is the case for Issoire, Aurillac or Yssingeaux.
Gilles Steinberg - Dirigeant