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Liadou Original: An authentic French winegrower’s pocketknife

Handcrafted in our luxury cutlery workshop based in Aveyron, the Liadou Original® is a high-end pocketknife that comes with a lifetime warranty. Ranked among France’s best pocketknives thanks to their precise closing mechanisms, razor-sharp blades forged from high-end steels and ergonomic handles crafted from top-quality materials. Each one-of-a-kind Liadou Original® pocketknife comes with an elegant gift box and a Certificate of Authenticity.

A proud emblem of the Aveyron region

Luxury cutlery brimming with regional history

The Liadou® knife originated in Marcillac, France and was created for use in the region’s vineyards. Liadou® means “binding or tying tool” in Occitan as this knife was used to split grapevine canes in order to tie them to wood stakes. This handy tool was also used for eating during work breaks and for domestic chores. These slip joint pocketknives have blades that snap into place with authority, boasting ultra-sharp cutting edges and a downward pointing tip.

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A symbol of Aveyron’s artisanal tradition

This traditional winegrower’s knife has since enjoyed a rebirth, elevated by one of France’s leading luxury cutlery brands into a superlative piece of functional art. The Liadou Original® has quickly gained recognition as one of the most efficient artisanal French pocketknives on the market. A true gem of French craftsmanship, this bold interpretation of a timeless design has been given the “Fabriqué en Aveyron” label – a mark of excellence only awarded to brands that uphold the Aveyron region’s traditional knowledge. The Liadou du Vallon® trademark engraved on the blade of each of our knives is a testament to their outstanding quality and serves as a proof of provenance, not only for the knives themselves, but also for all of the materials used to craft them.

Bespoke cutlery

Personalise your Liadou pocketknife

The Liadou Original® pocketknife is available with several options. Opening the world of customization to you:

• The type of steel used for the blade: Sandvik® 14C28 Steel, XC75 or RWL34 Carbon
• The material used to create the bolsterless handle scales (12cm/4.7in): stabilized bone, ebony, blonde horn, fiberglass (blue, orange, red, white or black), recycled oak wine barrels, olive, juniper or box tree wood.

The Liadou® Original comes in a gift box along with a Certificate of Authenticity guaranteeing its superior quality, as well as the origin of each of the materials used to manufacture it. All of our raw materials undergo a rigorous process of selection.

Our bespoke blade engraving service allows you to customize your Liadou Original® pocketknife free of charge.

Explore Liadou’s® bespoke possibilities

Liadou® has created several other models of its renowned pocketknife:
Liadou® Table (the only non-folding Liadou), Liadou® Exception, Petit Liadou®, Liadou® Tire-bouchon, and our latest model Liadou® Racing.

Give your luxury French cutlery the protection it deserves with a Liadou sheath

The very first record of the word for pocketknife dates back centuries ago, this important tool has undergone countless transformations since its creation. Liadou® has designed a collection of superb sheaths and cases crafted from premium leathers, available in various colors, allowing you to safely store your Liadou Original® or attach it to your belt.

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Liadou Original® pocketknife: luxury French cutlery at its finest

The artisanal process used to craft the Liadou Original® pocketknife

Liadou du Vallon’s® luxury cutlery workshop in France

A high-quality interpretation of a timeless design

Much more than your average pocketknife, the Liadou Original® is an elegant synthesis of superb design, boasting high-quality materials and a durable slip joint system. This sturdy and functional yet simple tool embodies a handmade quality and attention to detail that’s rare to come across these days. The expert craftsmen working Liadou du Vallon’s® luxury cutlery workshop have elevated this traditional French pocketknife into a truly exceptional piece of art. All of our luxury cutlery products come with a lifetime warranty - proof of the extreme care placed at the heart of each of our creations. This warranty covers any manufacturing defect that causes a part to break (blade, spring, tang, scales, nails or screws).

Explore the various Liadou Original® pocketknife models and our other luxury cutlery collections in-store

Our artisanal workshop located in Marcillac-Vallon, France in the Aveyron region also has a boutique.

17 rue du Cruou
12330 Marcillac-Vallon
Aveyron, France

If you would like to take a tour of our French luxury cutlery workshop, please call us at +33 5 65 67 15 12.

Deep-dive into the creation of Liadou’s® luxury French cutlery and the Original pocketknife

Each Liadou Original® pocketknife is carefully handcrafted to perfection in accordance to its future owner’s desires. Liadou® opens the world of customization to you, from the type of steel used to forge its razor-sharp blade to the exquisite, ethically sourced materials used to craft its ergonomic handle. The Liadou du Vallon® trademark engraved on the blade of each of our knives is a testament to their outstanding quality and serves as a proof of provenance, not only for the knives themselves, but also for all of the materials used to craft them. Liadou® Original pocketknives are completely handcrafted by our three master artisans in our luxury cutlery workshop based in Marcillac, France. Each of our knives is created with meticulous precision, from sawing your selected material into handle scales to sharpening the blade and its careful assembly.

In-depth exploration of Liadou’s® manufacturing process

10 reasons to invest in a Liadou knife

• Luxury French cutlery manufacturing: production takes place in the artisanal cutlery workshop in Marcillac, France.
• Each pocketknife is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, providing proof of provenance and assuring that the knife is a product of Aveyron’s artisanal industry.
• Handcrafted following traditional French cutlery savoir-faire.
• Equipped with a blade with exceptional cutting capacity made from the finest steels.
• An ergonomic bolsterless handle that’s carefully crafted form the finest materials.
• Bespoke services allow you to customize the blade with an engraving.
• A traditional French winegrower’s knife steeped in regional history.
• Lifetime guarantee – a testament to this French-made pocketknife’s exquisite quality.
• Delivered worldwide in a beautiful gift box that also serves as a storage case.
• An elegant yet functional tool, an original, timeless and customizable gift that will last a lifetime and can easily slip into any pocket!

Shop online or in our brick-and-mortar locations in France

Are you looking to purchase a Liadou® knife? We invite you to browse our online shop or come see our collections in person at our French boutiques located in Marcillac-Vallon and Rodez.

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