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Liadou Racing

Liadou Racing: a sleek handmade French pocketknife

Liadou Racing® is the latest collection by the House of Liadou du Vallon®. This model was engineered to be light and to have an ultra-sleek design. As is the case with all of our luxury cutlery, this French pocketknife can be customized and is handcrafted by our master cutlers following traditional French techniques in our Aveyron-based workshop. This timeless piece of French history comes with a lifetime warranty and boasts a blade that is forged from the finest steels and a particularly light ergonomic and bolsterless handle crafted from high-end composite materials. This sleek and sporty French pocketknife also features a reliable closing mechanism that’s carefully adjusted by our cutlers. Liadou® luxury cutler offers free blade engraving services. All Liadou Racing® pocketknives are shipped in a gift box with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Manufactured in Aveyron following French cutlery manufacturing traditions and guaranteed to last a lifetime

Luxury cutlery brimming with history

Efficient and multifunctional: the perfect companion for any adventure

Handmade in France, the Liadou Racing® pocketknife is a luxurious piece of cutlery that’s brimming with history and lauded as one of France’s best pocketknives. Our master cutlers use well-guarded traditional techniques to carefully handcraft each Liadou Racing® pocketknife in our workshop based in Marcillac - the French town where this type of winegrower’s knife originated. Created for use in the Aveyron region’s vineyards, the first Liadou knives quickly achieved success among winegrowers due to its extremely efficient and multifunctional features. Today, this true artisanal gem is recognized as a superlative object, a piece of French luxury cutlery that has been awarded the prestigious “Fabriqué en Aveyron” label for perpetuating the region’s age-old traditions.

The light and sleek version of our famous French pocketknife

The Liadou Racing® collection was designed with motor and water sports in mind, with its exclusive aesthetics, texture and colors. Liadou Racing® pocketknives are made of cutting-edge materials and are intricately designed, reflecting the state-of-the-art materials used to craft sports cars. For example, the knife’s metal liners have been replaced with a much lighter fiberglass. In addition to evoking the world of racing’s desire for high-performance features, these carefully selected materials have considerably reduced the pocketknife’s weight while increasing its durability. 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.

An elegant, high-end and customizable French pocketknife

A feather-light ergonomic handle for optimal handling

Luxury French-made cutlery with a light composite handle

Handcrafted according to age-old French cutlery traditions, the Liadou Racing® boasts a 12cm (4.7in) handle made of light state-of-the-art composite materials. The collection is comprised of high-end French pocketknives that come with several options to choose from for the handle scale material: fiber glass, carbon fiber, titanium, etc. You can also opt between several premium finishes: hand chiseled scales for a stunning style or layered G-10 fiberglass plates of various colors – blue, red, orange and green – that make a racing stripe effect along the length of the handle.
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The French luxury cutlery brand’s ethically sourced materials

Liadou du Vallon® takes special care in selecting all of the high-end materials used to craft their French pocketknives – from blade materials to handle materials and even the parts of the folding mechanism. Everything is carefully considered at Liadou®, especially the raw materials and their suppliers. The materials must be exquisite and their suppliers must undergo our rigorous selection process to ensure that their business practices respect the environment while working to protect biodiversity and prevent deforestation.

A blade forged from premium steel for an exceptionally sharp cutting edge and optimal rust-resistance

The Liadou Racing® pocketknife features this French luxury cutlery brand’s signature blade with its gracefully downward pointing silhouette, large surface area and outstanding strength. The cutting capacity of Liadou’s® steel blades are recognized around the world as being exceptional thanks to its distinctive shape as well as the premium steels and age-old techniques used to manufacture them. When placing an order for a Liadou Racing® pocketknife, you can opt between two superior-quality steels:

Sandvik® 14C28 stainless steel: incredible strength, excellent cutting capacity, rust resistant and easy to sharpen.
Damasteel® stainless steel: exceptional cutting capacity, extremely strong, outstanding rust resistant properties.

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Customize your Liadou Racing

The tailoring options don’t stop at selecting the material of your handle scales! Liadou du Vallon® opens the world of customization to you with our bespoke pocketknife services, allowing you to personalize the steel blade of your knife with the engraving of your choice free of charge.

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Safely store your French pocketknife in our leather sheaths and cases

The Liadou Racing® collection elevates a timeless and traditional pocketknife to a piece of superlative luxury cutlery. The very first record of the word for pocketknife dates back centuries ago, this important tool has undergone countless transformations since its creation. Connoisseurs of luxury cutlery around the world have become fascinated by pocketknives, and understandably so. We have given this sumptuously revamped model the protection it deserves by designing a collection of splendid sheaths and cases crafted from premium leathers that come in a variety of colors, allowing his timeless heirloom to be proudly worn and used for a lifetime.

Liadou Racing: a sleek and light artisanal pocketknife that’s ranked among France’s finest

The Liadou Racing is crafted using artisanal French techniques

Liadou du Vallon’s® luxury French cutlery workshop in Aveyron also houses one of our boutiques. All of Liadou’s knives are crafted by master cutlers in this workshop.

Each creation is tailor-made to its future owner’s instructions to produce a superlative piece of luxury cutlery.

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.

10 reasons to invest in a sleek and light pocketknife that’s made in France

• 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® pocketknife equipped with a corkscrew? 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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