Treasured knives contain meteorite, gold and... dung

Roland Lannier’s Punk tartan knife is a contrast with Perceval’s meteorite

For many, a Swiss Army knife – with corkscrew – is more than ample for everyday life... but many French people feel a pocket knife is more than just a tool to cut off a hunk of sausage and is, often, also a precious object to treasure.

Surprising, then, that some knife-makers use cow dung to make their knives a cut above.

New techniques and designs are being created in the key centres of the coutellerie craft like Thiers in Puy-de-Dôme, along with Laguiole in Aveyron and Nontron in Dordogne where knife-making is a living heritage business (Entreprise du Patrimoine ...

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