The THIERS is the eponymous pocketknife from the town of Thiers, the French cutlery capital whose cutlery history spans at least 600 years, has made it possible to sell knives all over the ... know more
The THIERS is the eponymous pocketknife from the town of Thiers, the French cutlery capital whose cutlery history spans at least 600 years, has made it possible to sell knives all over the planet. Paradoxically, this city which manufactured knives of all kinds, in particular all the regional French knives, had never had its own model of knife. A few years ago, Jean-Pierre Treille, former master of the Thiers blacksmith's guild, had the idea of having his own knife. He entrusted Robert Beillonnet, two times best artisan of France and Thiernois, to design this model. Robert Beillonnet, epicurean in front of the eternal, designed a second version equipped with a corkscrew cleverly integrated into the line of the back of the knife. For Robert Beillonnet, whose humor is legendary, “with a corkscrew a knife becomes a survival knife”.
The knife is called "Le THIERS" in homage to his hometown. Its lines are simple, both robust and elegant.
It is the first French pocket knife to have been patented. Unlike Laguiole, for example, it cannot be copied. Only members registered with the Confrérie du Couteau le Thiers, created on the model of medieval jurandes, are authorized to manufacture this model after validation by the commission. To guarantee their authenticity, it shows the manufacturer's mark on the blade.
Beautiful, sober, modern and of high quality, this knife very quickly became the pride of the “bitords”, as the people of Thiers are affectionately nicknamed, has met with great success and has since been the subject of many variations.
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