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"Le Capuchadou®" 12 cm handmade knife, Royal Ebony

"Le Capuchadou®" 12 cm handmade knife, Royal Ebony - CAP12ER


  • Mat polished
  • Without Corkscrew
  • 14C28N Stainless Steel
  • Stainless bolster
  • No inlay
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Fontenille Pataud, the makers of the finest cutlery are proud to reissue and interpret the ancestor of the Laguiole knife. Their excellence in manufacturing will ensure that this knife will prove to be the perfect gift or purchase for all connoisseurs and collectors.

Hand chiseled and forged spring

Hand chiseled and forged spring

The bee is solid and forged into the spring. The spring and bee are then hand-chased with a file : This denotes artisan quality, unlike inexpensive mass market products that have welded springs and are machine decorated.

14C28N Stainless steel blade

14C28N Stainless steel blade

The beauty of your blade is guarenteed for lifetime. We also offer a 60Hrc hardenned special RWL34 swedish powder stainless steel for those who love knives with a longer sharp edge.

Customize your knife

Customize your knife

Our specialty: Personalize your knife (first name, initials, date...) with a beautiful engraving of the spring produced by a professional engraver. The engraving is performed before the file work (guillochage) and the heat treatment.

Avant le Laguiole était le Capuchadou Avant la venue du Laguiole, l'Aubrac avait déjà un couteau nommé le "Capuchadou", qui lui était propre. Les paysans d'autrefois s'en servait pour toutes les tâches quotidiennes, du repas au soin des bêtes en passant par leur propre défense. L'atelier Fontenille Pataud, réédite et réinterprète pour vous cet ancêtre du Laguiole et vous fait bénéficier de l'excellence de sa production. L'excellence de la fabrication des capuchadou associée à un choix d'accessoires haut de gamme font de ce couteau un cadeau de connaisseur à faire ou à se faire.

Technical details

Size and weight: 12 cm folded, 21 cm open, approx. 120 grams
Handle: Royal Ebony wood, extremely hard, dense, and heavy wood, with a very fine texture.

Blade: Stainless swedish 14C28N steel, 3 mm thick. Hardness: 58-59 Hrc.
Technical tips: The spring is made from 3 mm thick stainless steel Z20c13 and features a bladestop: That helps maintain the edge of the blade. The whole "shamrock" spring is hand-chased with a file: This denotes artisan quality, unlike mass market products that have welded springs and are machine decorated. The file work and these details create a unique knife, making each knife one of a kind. 

Included: Numbered Guarantee certificate, leather pouch.

Other materials available

Customers testimonials

Dear Cecile,
Please be advised that,
my order had well rec'd in Hong Kong. Many thanks and appreciated to your kind assistance in let me have these commodities so fast,
so that my Magnum could have cloth right now.
K. Rgds,

Philip (Hong Kong)

Hi Yann, Just wanted to send you a note to let you know how great these two corkscrews look.
I'm certain my friends are going to love their birthday gifts.

Adam (USA)

Bonjour Yann,
now we are proud owners of Le Chamois, 2x Le Capuchadou and Magnum.
With best regards from Germany

Regina D. (Germany)

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Lifetime Guarentee

The quality of our manufacturing enables us to give you a lifetime manufacturer's guarantee.


We shipped our knives worldwide since 1999.

100% Handmade in France

Fontenille Pataud was founded in 1929 and quickly became recognized as a manufacturer of high-end knives.