High performance in target sports, nature activities and protecting people

3 - 6 March 2017 // Nuremberg, Germany

Posting print layout

What information should be shown in the print layout?

Create print layout


8, Avenue Ernest Grange

63300 Thiers


Phone: +33(0)473.801834

Fax: +33(0)473.801064

Request contact / appointment Request contact / appointment

Contact us

Please enter your personal information and desired appointment. You can also leave us a message.

Your personal information

Your message for us

Desired appointment during the exhibition

* Compulsory fields you must fill in.
Your message has been sent.

Would you like to use more facilities and advantages of the platform? Then please log in – or register here.

An error has occurred.



Corsican knife, junniper

LOGO_Corsican knife, junniper

Laguiole "Gentleman"

LOGO_Laguiole "Gentleman"

Laguiole "Sport"

LOGO_Laguiole "Sport"

Laguiole "SPORT" trail knife

LOGO_Laguiole "SPORT" trail knife

Laguiole NATURE

The Fontenille Pataud Story

My name is Gilles Steinberg and it is with pleasure that I introduce you to our company. Fontenille Pataud is located in Thiers, the mecca of French cutlery (like Solingen is in Germany or Sheffield in England), in the beautiful volcanic region of Auvergne in France. Since the 1920s, FONTENILLE PATAUD has made fine cutlery its core business.

In the past, we were used to craft our knives handles from genuine ivory, ebony as well as horn. Our knives were very popular and sold in the best shops in France, Germany, and Switzerland. Nowadays, because of modernization and new technologies, our way of life has changed a lot. The invention of the dishwasher changed handle preference, natural materials became less favored to be replaced up to a point by the convenience of plastic.
In 1994, I purchased the company from its original owner and made a decision to return to the fine craft of specialty knives. Since 1995, Fontenille-Pataud has restarted production of fine folding knives, specifically the LAGUIOLE knives. Those products were (and still are) 80% made in Thiers, but the niche market of artisan crafting Laguiole knives remains yet confidential.
It was a major decision to adopt as a policy "handmade in France" as well as choosing to register our best knives under the Gilles® signature.

We believe in only using the finest of materials available and are proud of our handcrafting. Unlike several other manufacturers, we focus on quality and not volume.

For your information, it is important for you to know Laguiole is NOT a brand name, neither is it a trademark nor a label.
There are NO real or fake Laguiole knives, only good ones and bad ones.

For our part, we have decided to keep making knives the old way in the full respect of the art.

Word of mouth from our pleased customers is our best advertisement. Our sincere thanks to all of our faithful customers. We have been awarded prizes by the French government for our efforts and are exporting approximately 50% of our production ti best shops worldwide.

FONTENILLE PATAUD offers you products from these product groups:

There are no entries in your notes.

Show notes


Clicking on an exhibitor opens his profile with more information.


The selected entry has been placed in your notes!

If you register you can save your notes permanently and access all entries even when underway – via laptop or tablet.

You can register an account here to save your settings in the Exhibitors and Products Database and as well as in the Supporting Programme.The registration is not for the TicketShop and ExhibitorShop.

Register now

Your advantages at a glance:

  • Advantage Save your notes permanently. Use the instant access to exhibitors or products saved – mobile too, anytime and anywhere – incl. memo function.
  • Advantage The optional newsletter gives you regular up-to-date information about new exhibitors and products – matched to your interests.
  • Advantage Call up your notes mobile too! Simply log in and access them at anytime.