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The Petit Liadou®: a charming French-made pocketknife

Handcrafted with care by master artisans in Liadou’s® luxury cutlery workshop based in Aveyron, France, the Petit Liadou® is a charming, multifunctional and elegant tool with graceful curves and perfect proportions. Crafted from high-end materials and available in various colors, it boasts a solid closing mechanism and a 10.5cm (4.1in) bolsterless handle. This mini version of our traditional French winegrower’s pocketknife can easily slip into your bag or your pocket. The Petit Liadou® is ranked among the best small pocketknives on the market thanks to its razor-sharp blade that’s forged from the finest steels. Each Petit Liadou® comes with a lifetime warranty as well as a Certificate of Authenticity. Delivered to your doorstep in an elegant gift box, you can also engrave the blade of your luxury French cutlery with a personalized message free of charge.

One of the best small French pocketknives by Liadou luxury cutlery

Chic and charming yet razor sharp

Perfectly proportioned for the most delicate hands, the elegant and multifunctional Petit Liadou® is certainly the most delightful model in our collections. Beyond its irresistible charm, dramatic lines and graceful curves, lies a world-renowned and outstandingly sharp cutting edge. The Petit Liadou® is a mini version of the famous French pocketknife, the Liadou Original®. Don’t let its smaller size fool you, it still has all of the main features of the larger version – our hallmark wide and slightly downturned blade crafted of Sandvik® 14C28 steel is mounted on an ultra-ergonomic 10.5cm (4.1in) bolsterless handle. Boasting a slip joint folding mechanism that has been recognized as one of the best the world of luxury cutlery has to offer, this small French pocketknife from the Aveyron region can be stored safely and brought with you wherever you go. Its blade can be personalized with an engraving and you can choose from several different material options for its handle scales.

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Handcrafted in Aveyron and lifetime warrantied

This piece of luxury French cutlery is handcrafted in our artisanal workshop in Marcillac, the town where the very first traditional winegrower’s knife of this kind was made. We employ some of France’s most highly skilled cutlers to handcraft each Liadou knife® in accordance with traditional French techniques. The Petit Liadou® is ranked among the best small pocketknives in France. Petit Liadou® pocketknives embody the traditional savoir-faire used during each step of the manufacturing process – from sawing your selected material into handle scales to sharpening the blade and its careful assembly. 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). 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.

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Make your luxury French cutlery even more unique

The Petit Liadou® has a 10.5cm (4.1in) bolsterless handle. There are several options available for the handle material: the tip of a blonde-colored horn, bone, ebony or juniper. You can place a special order for other high-end handle materials such as: Carbon or fiberglass (blue, orange, red, white or black). Renowned as one of the best small pocketknives, this piece of French-made luxury cutlery is delivered in a gift box with a Certificate of Authenticity - a testament to its outstanding quality and proof of provenance, not only for the knives themselves, but also for all of the materials used to craft them. You can make your Petit Liadou® even more unique by engraving its blade with a personalized message free of charge.

Sheaths and cases in various colorways

Liadou® also has a collection of accessories, including superb sheaths and leather cases, available in various colored leathers, allowing you to safely store your pocketknife or attach it to your belt.

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Petit Liadou®: one of the best small French pocketknives

Artisanal luxury cutlery

Liadou du Vallon’s® cutlery workshop in France

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.

Creating Liadou’s smallest pocketknife: An artisanal process following French tradition

Much more than your average pocketknife, the Petit Liadou ® 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. Each Petit Liadou® pocketknife is carefully handcrafted to perfection in accordance to its future owner’s desires.

A very high-quality yet small French pocketknife

At Liadou’s luxury cutlery workshop® we put meticulous care at the heart of each of our creations, from the rigorous process of selecting our ethically sourced materials to crafting the ergonomic handles, forging efficient steel blades and designing extremely precise folding mechanisms. Petit Liadou® pocketknives are completely handcrafted in our luxury cutlery workshop based in Marcillac, France by our three master artisans whose exclusive knowledge is poured into each step of the manufacturing process.

From everyday tool to a superlative work of art

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.

Thanks to its success, Liadou® has created six different collections: the Liadou® Original, Liadou® Table, Liadou® Exception, Petit Liadou®, Liadou® Tire-bouchon (the only non-folding Liadou), and our latest model Liadou® Racing.

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.

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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