About

In 2014, in Thiers, with over sixteen years of experience in my hands, I created my manufacture of high-end cutlery with a desire to invent an aesthetic steeped in the culture of my generation, fueled with punk rock music and comic books.

I dropped without regret precious materials with colonial resonances (ivory, exotic woods) that still dominate cutlery today to go towards synthetic or recycled materials such as Corian, vinyl records or Scottish tartan.

The chefs, winemakers, artisans and designers who were able to dust off their crafts and shake up the codes inspire me, they encourage me to experiment with new forms and unexpected materials, so that my knives become fully involved in a singular experience of the table.

THE WORKSHOP

Our knives are entirely made at the workshop in Thiers, with the help of several specialized local companies (laser cutting, cryogenic hardening, inclusion resin).

The company is located in a former polishing workshop, in an alley of Thiers’ town centre. It is currently being refurbished in order to properly accommodate visiting clients as well as future recruits who will soon join the team.

Before paying us a visit, please be advised that making an appointment is highly preferable for us to receive you well - if you come unannounced, don’t take it wrong but there is a great chance that we will be in a rush to fulfill an order!

We don’t directly sell to private customers at the workshop, you will find our knives in our distributors network or at some of the restaurants we supply.

© Per-Anders Jörgensen

The team

Roland

The brain

Born in 1979 in Paris, he arrived in Thiers to start his training at the company Perceval in 1997. After having created several series of folding and table knives, as well as the range of kitchen knives, passing through all positions except that of the boss, he decided to close the loop by launching his own business in 2014. When he is not in the workshop, Roland intensively practises aikido (3rd Dan - Federal Instructor Certificate).

Agathe

The rookie

Born in 1995 in Brive-la-Gaillarde, Agathe holds an Arts and Crafts degree focused on graphic decoration, she used to practise pottery-making and currently practises boxing.
She joined the workshop in September 2015 to start her apprenticeship in cutlery.

Guillaume

The prodigy

Born in 1991 in Echirolles, Guillaume joined the team in the early Summer of 2016. He has been a professional knife-maker for seven years and recently obtained a certificate in ironwork. Blades are also part of his leisure activities since he practises medieval fencing.

Leonard Nimoy

The grey eminence

Born in 2015, AKA Léon, French bulldog, makes everyone at the workshop benefit not only from his snoring, but mainly from the good vibrations he exhales thanks to his gentleness and Olympian calm. Of course, he regularly gets little moments of craziness, before going back to a well-deserved nap.

Loki

The Lunatic

Born in 2014, he values himself by his ability to bark at virtually everything.
He's afraid of his own shadow but shows real courage when girls are around.
He spends most of his time shifting appearances between a mop and a giant puddle.
Loki is also Leon's best soccer buddy.

CONTACT

Roland Lannier
20 bis rue Victor Hugo
63300 Thiers
FRANCE
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