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Tom who has a gemmology diploma and who is the 4th generation of a family of jewellers from Auvergne, created Cristallium in the years 2000. He has worked for well-known French jewellers and has widen the range of his materials not only to jewels but to other design objects, to spectacle trade and more.
Gradually, he extended his trade to cutlery works, and soon successfully created some original materials for famous Thiers cutlery industries.
In 2015, Many, who received a training in cutlerly by one of the Meilleur Ouvrier de France, immediately felt the new potential of Cristallium and offered his skills to Tom to work on a new collection of original knives. A woman's vision was all that was missing to that duet, to help them conceptualized all their ideas, and so Delphine, a multi-task graphist much interested in new trends, was added to the team.
The team was born.
Based in Thiers Basin, the Team gathers its skills and brings its new vision into the cutlery industry along side with perpetuating the expertise of the Haute Coutellerie Francaise.
More than once compared to the 'Buildeurs' (the persons who prepare motorcycles and cars for racing), the Team has put a lot of thoughts in choosing a knife which will be traditional as well as efficient, attractive and robust. Their final choice was the Mineur, a knife allowing mechanical modifications and a flexibility in choosing different steels and materials, which provides a perfect finishing. And that is how the Tom Fleury Coutellerie knife called the Mineur was born.
Modifications were added not only to this knife but to others, so as to create a new one, his big brother, the Majeur, with which the same expertise is used. The team is already working on new models to complete its existing stock, which will soon be added to the collection sometime in the present year.
"Our main concern and pride is that your knife will be a perfect match to your personnality, a knife that will be like you, like an addition to you like a tatoo is, a car or a motorcycle. Where your imagination stops, ours starts. Creating our knives for others is much more fun than actually owning them".
Cristallium 100% French
Your own choice of the materials
The way Cristallium is made it offers a range of infinite possibilities for creations, therefore we had to make a choice among a multitude of colors available and diversity of materials that we are creating in our workshop. Stay connected and you will discover season after season our latest creations, the composition of which can be made on line. If however it happens that you don't find what you are looking for in our stock, you are more than welcome to contact us via email and explain exactly what you want, we will be happy to provide all information needed as soon as possible.