Chatellerault Knives

The name "Chatellerault" comes from the Herault family who owned the city in the 9th century (Chatel Herault). The first charter of cutlery dates from 25/05/1771 shows the existence of 50 master cutlers, which signifies that the cutlery industry existed already since a long time. The manufacture at that time was one of eppes, large and small, daggers, etc. There were 4 models of folding knives : the "jambette" knife, the automatic "pompe" knife, the dagger, and the hunting knife. These were made at Chatellerault from 1850 to 1930, but also in Thiers from 1850 to 1950.
The Chatellerault knife that we now make is the folding dagger.