The Coutellerie Nontronnaise is the only manufacture that produces the Nontron knife (name of the village of its birth) and is the heiress of a timeless expertise. It is part of the landscape of French regional knives. A Nontron knife is more than a style: it is a symbol that we defend and a true representation of our country and our know-how. The Nontron knife has ancestry and has inspired many legends dating back to the dawn of time based on both its recognizable shape and its distinctive wood burned symbol.
The Nontron knife is the oldest French knife whose originating from the 15th Century. Either pocket or table knives tool with may uses, essential for the working man, a companion to every meal, the Nontron knife was the pride of an entire region and acts as a passport for the people belonging to the territory.
Heirs of a long local cutlery tradition, the cutlery artisans of today are still working to make the Nontron “by hand” with the same gestures as their ancestors: sawing the boxwood and turning the sleeves, assembly, pyrography, finishes, all these unchanged and tirelessly repeated gestures today make it possible to manufacture the Nontron. You can appreciate the manufacture by visiting our workshops.