Coutellerie de Nontron, the oldest continuously operating cutlery forge in France.
The Nontron knife making began in the village of Nontron in the Perigord, France in the 15th century.
The boxwood, used for the handle, is cut in the region. This light colored but dense and stable material is patiently allowed to air-dry for five years before being shaped and finished as a handle. The traditional Nontron knife is hand decorated with a circle of wood burned figures.
Today, modernity and tradition are the watchwords of the new collections.