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    • The Nontronnaise cutlery, heir to an immemorial know-how, is part of the French landscape of regional knives.

      A Nontron is more than a style : it's a genre that we defend and that wants to say a lot about our territory and our know-how.

      In this universe, Nontron's knife is an ancestor and inspires many legends. This imaginary going back to the beginning of time relies as much on its imagined forms as on its distinctive pyrograved sign.

      His story is so long that it is difficult even to date his birth. However, specialists agree that Nontron's knife is the oldest knife in France and dates back at least to the 15th century.

      But who says tradition does not say immobility. On the contrary, the cutlery Nontronnaise, in its case of wood and aluminum signed Luc-Arsene Henry, has offered the services of renowned designers like Olivier Gagnere, Eric Raffy, Christian Ghion.

      Heirs of a long local cutlery tradition, the cutlers of today are still working to make by hand the Nontron with the same gestures as their predecessors. The workshop, close to the heart of the city, allows visitors to see and appreciate the craft.

      Free visit of the workshop : all year round from Monday to Friday 9h-12h and 13h30-17h30.
      By appointment for groups.

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Location : In town

Province : Green Périgord

Location : Place Paul Bert
24300 Nontron


Place Paul Bert
24300 Nontron


Phone : 05 53 56 01 55

Fax : 05 53 56 25 31

GPS coordinates

45° 31'31.14"N, 0° 39'38.56"E

Traveller Reviews

4.2 sur 5 10 reviews

  • GDN Lahadi

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by GDN Lahadi on 19/08/2019

    Des vrai artisans traditionnels

  • Julien handscoote

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Julien handscoote on 30/07/2019

    Juillet 2019. Suis venu avec mon vieux Nontron, on me l'a refait à neuf gratis! Affûtage et brossage. Bon accueil. Grande visibilité sur l'atelier de production. 2 petites vidéos des chaînes classiques montrent la coutellerie. Courte expo. Entrée Gratis.

  • Regis b

    3 sur 5 Reviews posted by Regis b on 20/07/2018

    Accueil froid et distant alors que nous étions seuls. Aucune explication, on doit se débrouiller pour deviner ce que font les couteliers en contrebas de la baie vitrée. Un peu déçu.

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