The Coutellerie du Maine-Anjou
Antoine Faucheux’s workshop is in the lock house in Neuville (La Roche-Neuville) on the bank of the Mayenne. There is also a shop area with wide open doors: “We have several ranges of small knives, including a folding knife. We make unique pieces from designs or models given to us by our customers. All our wood comes from Mayenne.”
You can make (and soon design) your own knife during a short course: “People are proud of what they have achieved and that makes others want to join in!”
Having enjoyed his professional training in cutlery making, part of a long family tradition “of great knowledge and skills,” Antoine was keen to train the two people who worked with him – the first being none other than his mother! The second was a visitor who entered the workshop and has never left.