Thiers is in the Auvergne, one hour and a quarter due west of Lyon, and just outside Burgundy's southern boundary. It is wild, mountainous country, where the main talk is rugby and knives. For Thiers is to the luxury knife industry, what Gevrey Chambertin is to the fine wine market - Le Top!

École de Couteaux

Knives have been made in Thiers for 600 years, and it is still the source of luxury collectors items made from the finest and rarest raw materials. If you would like a knife or corkscrew with a handle made from 25,000 year old mammoth tusk - this is where you will find it.