Atelier apprendre a fabriquer son couteau - coutellerie du maine anjouAtelier apprendre a fabriquer son couteau - coutellerie du maine anjou
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Make your own knife

A keen and reliable blade of your own!

Welcome to the workshop of Antoine Faucheux, Maine-Anjou knife maker

Portrait Antoine Faucheux Coutellerie Du Maine Anjou
Meet Antoine

"Knife making is a rare profession nowadays, and I feel it's important to share the techniques so they don't get lost. People can come and see how knives are made, ask questions and take pictures - an educational aspect to my work that is particularly close to my heart."

Make your own knife

During a 3-hour workshop, you’ll assemble the different parts of the knife using the basic knife making techniques, and you’ll shape the handle using a specialised workshop tools.

Choose between several woods (mainly from the Mayenne region) including birch, holly, oak, juniper, boxwood, plum root, lilac root, plane tree, pear and apple, with other woods possible depending on the stage of seasoning of the woods currently in the workshop.

Polishing the handle and sharpening are part of the process.

You leave the workshop with your knife in your pocket, along with the memories and pride in a job well done to make it special.

A workshop in a lock keeper’s house

On the peaceful banks of the Mayenne, a charming watermill converted into guest rooms, a lock keeper is your host. For cyclists following the towpath, this is a perfect stop. This calm setting is where Antoine has set up his workshop, in the lock keeper’s house in Neuville.

The doors of the Coutellerie du Maine-Anjou workshop and its shop are open to all.

We have several ranges of small knives, including a folding knife. We also make unique pieces from designs or models provided by customers. All our wood comes from Mayenne.”




per person

This workshop includes

  • Half-day workshop
  • The different stages of manufacturing the knife (cutting, assembling, adjusting, polishing, sharpening)
  • The choice between different types of wood (olive, birch, acacia, pear, walnut, elm, juniper, etc.)
  • Choice of blade (stainless steel or Damascus steel)
  • The finished knife

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