The Tonneau – More Than a Knife, a Symbol of Trust
The Tonneau, also known as the canoe, is a knife historically rooted in the tradition and culture of Central France. It’s not just a tool, but a symbol of trust and commitment, a gift offered by a farmer to the worker he hired. More than a gift, the Tonneau was perceived as a pledge of future good understanding between the employee and his employer.
The multi-functional design of the Tonneau made it an indispensable tool for the agricultural worker. Its many parts guaranteed adaptability to multiple uses, making the Tonneau much more than just a simple knife. Every element of this knife was thought out to meet the varied needs of farm life.
- Handle Material: Olive Wood.
- Included with the knife: Synthetic leather case.
- Blade Material: 12C27 Stainless Steel.
- Folding Mechanism: Forced notch system.
- Made in France by Laguiole en Aubrac.
With the Tonneau, agricultural workers were never helpless. Whether to cut a rope, repair a tool, or prepare a meal, the Tonneau was always up to the task. It is probably one of the first multi-use knives, a precursor to many modern designs.
Thus, the Tonneau embodies a part of the history and heritage of the Central region. Each knife is a piece of history, a tangible memory of the relationship between agricultural workers and their employers. And even if times have changed, the Tonneau remains a witness to the culture and agricultural history of the Central region.