Tonneau Pocket Knife Olivewood


  • USD: 150$
  • GBP: £118
  • AUD: $227
  • CAD: $206

With the Tonneau pocket knife with Olivewood handle, Laguiole en Aubrac is far more than just a knife manufacturer: It is a guardian of traditions and a vital player in preserving regional French artisanal heritage. By continuing the production of lesser-known regional knives, this company significantly contributes to the preservation of a unique and valuable know-how.

Laguiole en Aubrac’s contribution goes beyond merely producing quality knives. It’s primarily a story of passion and respect for an artisanal and cutlery heritage that spans several generations across many regions. The manufacturer is committed to perpetuating authentic craftsmanship, ensuring the preservation of traditional manufacturing techniques that give each Tonneau pocket knife with Olivewood handle its unique character.

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In stock - Estimated delivery date at your shipping address : June 21, 2024

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.

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About Olivewood

For centuries, olivewood has been a popular material for crafting knife handles due to its striking appearance and durability. Its golden yellow color, beautifully shaded and exhibiting either a knotty or linear pattern, adds a touch of elegance to any knife.

Renowned for their slow growth in arid, barren soil, olive trees produce wood that is exceptionally hard and dense - surpassing any other European-native wood in hardness. This slow growth results in a highly resilient material that withstands the test of time.

The olive tree's irregular branch structure bestows the wood with unique properties. Each tree's distinct knotty shape yields a one-of-a-kind pattern, ensuring that every olivewood knife handle is truly individual and unmatched. This timeless, natural beauty makes olivewood an enduring favorite for knife enthusiasts and collectors alike.

Due to the use of natural materials, the appearance varies from one handle to another. The images shown are not contractually binding.

Video of this Tonneau folding knife in Olivewood

Immerse yourself in the realm of regional French cutlery and explore the unique features of this knife. Our video enables you to see the mechanism at work, helping you envision this model in your hand.

Personalize your Tonneau Pocket knife with engraving

Laser-engraved, we can personalize your Tonneau folding knife with a black laser engraving on the back of the blade!

Examples of engravings

Engraving font :

  • Font 1 - Courgette Regular
  • Font 2 - Brock Script
  • Font 3 - Dream Orphans


  • Font 4 - Ebrima
  • Font 5 - All Things Pink
  • Font 6 - Sitkas Display Bold

 Optional symbol :

  • 3D Heart
  • 2 entwined hearts
  • Wine bottle
  • 2 wine glasses
  • Bunch of grapes


  • 4-leaf clover
  • Fleur de lys
  • Birthday Cake
  • Motorcycle
  • Horseshoe


  • Rugby ball
  • Soccer ball
  • Boat
  • Pint of beer
  • Rose