The origins of the ferrule present on our folding knives go back to the 17th century
Invoice of André Petit dated 27/01/1985 which mentions the existence of folding knives with rotating ferrule at the Nontronnaise cutlery.
The Nontronnaise cutlery can boast of being at the origin of the creation of the oldest knife of France and also of the system with locking ferrule, technical innovation in improvement of the nail closure of the knife. The ferrule is the hallmark of folding knives in the Nontronnaise cutlery, as well as the pyrographed boxwood handle and the famous logo. Small return in the archives of our multicentenary cutlery.
The ferrule allows the lucky owners of Nontron knives to cut safely.
Most Nontron knives have a so-called rotating or locking ferrule. Appeared after the French Revolution on our knives of Périgord Vert, the ferrule makes it possible to block the blade in open position and thus to avoid an accidental closing. This system that has been through the centuries is a masterpiece of simplicity and efficiency.
Assembly techniques of the folding knife
The making of the knife consists of the assembly of five pieces: the blade, the wooden handle, a fixed ferrule stainless steel, a rivet that allows to fix the blade on the handle and a rotating ring that slides to prevent the blade from close it.
Details of a stainless steel ferrule on a folding Nontron
These assembly steps can be freely admired in situ at the Nontronnaise Cutlery workshops all year long during the days worked.
The folding Nontron with ferrule remains the ideal companion everyday or in the pocket during a ride in Périgord Vert.