Kitchen Knives & Cutting
Nontron kitchen knives - traditional French knives
Nontron knives carry the name of the village where the knives have been made by hand ever since the Middle Ages. Coutellerie Nontronnaise, the company that produces the Nontron knives today, can also be found in this historic French village.
Like in the past the experts at Coutellerie Nontronnaise still use a lot of French steel and types of wood. The design also hasn't changed throughout the centuries. Nontron knives can be recognized by the reversed V-symbol in the blade, but you can often also find this symbol in the handle. The symbols in the handle were added with the help of pyrography. This process is almost completely carried out by hand. As such each handle, and each Nontron knife is unique!
We, unfortunately, do not know the meaning behind these symbols. Are they religious? Do they refer to the compass of the Compagnons du Devoir? No matter the historical meaning, today these are the marks that tell you, you are dealing with a real Nontron knife.