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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.

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Features of Nontron kitchen knives


Just like in the old days, at Coutellerie Nontronnaise they work with French steel and wood as much as possible. The design has also remained pretty much the same over all these centuries. Nontron knives have a distinctive inverted V symbol that can be found on the blade and on the handle. The symbols are burnt into the wooden handle with the help of pyrography. This is still mostly done by hand. Which means that each handle, and each Nontron knife, will be unique!

Unfortunately, the exact meaning of this symbol has been lost over time. Is it a religious symbol? Do they refer to the compass of the Compagnons du Devoir? Regardless of the historical meaning, the charm of a Nontron knife is absolutely timeless!

Wooden handles

The kitchen knives are made in traditional French style, but with a simple and elegant design. The handles of these knives are made of wood, often olive wood or boxwood. This gives them a comfortable handle and natural look. The blades are attached to the handles with rivets for stability and durability.

Nontron kitchen knives often feature an identifiable brand stamp on the blade or handle to reflect their authenticity. Knives are made from high-quality materials to create functional and durable knives.

History of Nontron

Nontron is a historic and well-known French brand that produces traditional kitchen knives and pocketknives. The knives owe their name to the town of Nontron in the Dordogne region of France. Nontron is one of the oldest French knife manufacturers. The knives have received international recognition for their fantastic quality and craftsmanship.

The knives are known for their traditional French design features, including wooden handles and simple blades. Nontron still produces the knives according to traditional methods. While sticking to its traditional values, the brand has also modernised and adapted to changing market demands and trends in knife production.

Nontron knives are often seen as a symbol of authenticity and French artisan expertise, and they have loyal fans all over the world.

Frequently asked questions about Nontron kitchen knives