2 new knives join my knife collection. Again 2 knives from my friends @ PassionFrance®. I am not a big fan of LAGUIOLE knives but when I saw this piece made with an INOX handle I knew it was a must-have. I like the cold and square-edged grip of this cool and clean knife a lot. Take a look at the smart ornaments, clear lines. It is about 11cm long when it is closed with a welded bee. The Sandwik blade is rust free. For more information please check the PassionFrance® site – there is too much to say about LAGUIOLE … The second knife i had to have is this wonderful THIERS liner-lock with a handle made of buckhorn. The absolute opposite to the INOX handle: a nature textured grip – organic. The THIERS is very clean done too: pure clear lines, no needles bric-a-brac, and easy to handle. I love it! More information: PassionFrance®. For sure all knives are made by hand in France! pics | LTG


I got this little companion months ago and I think this is a really nice daily knife to carry with you. Not to big, nice to touch and not so expensive – perfect for your personal wish list or as a present for some one who appreciates this beautiful LAGUIOLE by PASSIONFRANCE. I am proud of my little knife collection from PASSIONFRANCE but I must tell you that this small LAGUIOLE is the knife I mostly take with me since I got it. It has a welded bee, the blade is a 12C27 and the handle bar is made of bone. I love the details like the “croix berger” called Hirtenkreuz in German and the simple graphic “Ressort” on the back behind the bee. The open knife is 17 cm long; folded just 9 cm. For more information about the history of LAGUIOLE please check the new very well done PASSIONFRANCE website. There you can order a really great selection of French knives for all occasions, knife accesoires, … And everything is wonderful detailed described. A great option: you can customize your knives – check it! pics | LTG

 My small collection of PASSIONFRANCE knives:


I own a lot of knives but not such a nice combination: The ONDURA pocketknife with its so well done pancake holster – an absolute must have for men loving knives, collecting knives … The knife is a simple classic German pocketknife, which was developed and produced by famous OTTER-Messer Company in Solingen/Germany. For ONDURA it was really important to get a knife which is made complete traditionally here in Germany. The blade length is 100 mm and made of carbon steel. For safety reasons it is fitted with a backlock. The handles are so nice to touch – in German we call this a “Handschmeichler” –, these are made from olive wood with a nice texture. The brass ONDURA bear in the inlay is not just nice to watch: the bear on the knife and the bear on the holster must be covered by each other – there is only one way to put the knife into the holster: bear over bear. This works perfect! The “pancake” holster is made of two 4mm thick vegetal tanned leather layers  It is clued, sewed and riveted, mould and decorated with the ONDURA bear branding. The edges are brushed and polished. ONDURA offers also the perfect belt for the holster, the Workman Belt in tan. But I think it fits my vintage DUKES belt as good … Now the holster must age in daily use … exciting about the look it will get. Guys, this must be one thing written to your x-mas list – time is running 😉 pics | LTG



last weekend i went to MANUFAKTUM FRANKFURT to buy new kitchen knives. my old japanese knives got blunt and the result of a professional cutter grinding wasn’t really satisfying: they were still blunt. i thought to buy HERDER knives but after a long and intensive advice by a very kind expert from the MANUFACTUM team i i decided to buy 2 HOHENMOORER knives: one allround COOKING KNIFE made of carbon stelle and a small “OFFICE KNIFE” also made of carbon steel. damn, these knives are not only very nice and perfect by touching but also very practical and easy to handle. just bought i tested these handmade beauties at saturday evening. cutting from meat over vegetables to salad … always a perfect cut. for more information about HOHENMOORER and the specifications of these carbon steel knives and other types of the collection watch the video below and check . so, nice, yet to know my next birthday present from the family: the HOHENMOORER VEGETABLE KNIFE … pics // LTG // vid // Hohenmoorer Messermanufaktur




Hohenmoorer Messermanufaktur from marcellini on Vimeo.


this is the first knife i bought from WOLFGANG c/o PassionFrance® some time ago: a CORSE VENDETTA. with this knife my passion for french knives started. this one is special because of its limited design: the three crosses are showing a triangle. it was the last of this series. the „normal“ version of this VENDETTA with an elegant handle of bones has the crosses set in a straight line. it is told that the roots of this knife lie in the genoa daggers, but not for sure. but for sure is, that this knife wasn’t use for working in the garden but for fighting. i don’t know if the name comes from the origin meaning of VENDETTA which stands for blood venegance – i have to ask WOLFGANG. i love the really nice so called TAILE DE GUÊPE, the wasp waist. isn’t that a beautiful knife? pics | LTG


yesterday evening i went to PASSION FRANCE with OLLI THE BARBER, KLAUS, c/o VOLLS and UWE E. MAIER c/o AMTRAQ. we went there because UWE got a gift coupon from us when he celebrated his 50 birthday this year to choose a knife @ PASSION FRANCE. WOLFGANG & SABINE received us in their showroom and it was so amazing. damn: so many knives, one nicer than the other. WOLFGANG & SABINE told us all the details and stories about the different types of french knives. it was so exciting and it was really difficult for UWE to decide which knife he should take. at least it was a classical LAGUIOLE – a pretty one. good choice UWE, have fun with your knife! pics | LTG


yes, still showing off birthday presents: thx OLLI THE BARBER for this small but so fine french “SCHWEIZER MESSER”. the brass motives of these knives are made with original forms of the 19th century. some of these wonderful d’artisan motives were done by M. OKINSBURGER, who made some drafts for french coins which were embossed in paris. all this knives are still made by hand and every piece is unique. just one craftsman does all the steps which have to be done from the beginning till the end to produce a FRANCE SUJET knife. the knives are available at PassionFrance. pics | LTG