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When in Thiers, don’t buy a knife... make one!

Lucky for us some people did not show so we could join the workshop. Antony was a great host and... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
LadyWies
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Great Time

Had a great time there. The staff is really friendly and helpful. I highly recommend going. I... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
HLucasCampbell
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-Our medieval city of Auvergne is the capital of the French cutlery since more than seven (six) hundred years. -The LE THIERS® knife that you are going to mount with our animators INSERFAC is the culmination of this know-how. (Knowledge) -It was...more
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2 rue Alexandre Dumas, 63300 Thiers, France
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Lucky for us some people did not show so we could join the workshop. Antony was a great host and helped us make some beautiful knifes. Antony is the only English speaking host and is really pasionate about his job, knives and the city. Frederic,...More

Thank LadyWies
Michel I, Gérant at L'Atelier le Thiers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thank you very much, best regards

Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Had a great time there. The staff is really friendly and helpful. I highly recommend going. I was afraid at first that I’d screw up, but Anthony was extremely helpful and skilled, and my knife turned out great.

1  Thank HLucasCampbell
Michel I, Gérant at L'Atelier le Thiers, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2018

Thank you very much!

Reviewed 23 June 2018

I had a great time at the workshop with my friends! We assembled a knife with the help of one of the staff, who was very kind and patient despite my apparent lack of proficiency in the French language, and my very obvious inexperience in...More

1  Thank tinyat150cm
Michel I, Gérant at L'Atelier le Thiers, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2018
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Nous sommes heureux que vous puissiez apporter un souvenir de Thiers dans vos valises, bravo !

Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Spent a fabulous 90 minutes with Anthony making my very own knife from pre formed/cut pieces. Anthony’s English was very good as was the instruction and demonstration of what I had to do. For €30 I have a unique engraved knife to add to my...More

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Michel I, Gérant at L'Atelier le Thiers, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Thank you very much for your testimony !

Reviewed 9 June 2018

For starters, everyone in the shop is very kind and welcoming. Whether you've been around a workshop before or not, they make you feel right at home and get you started right away! When it comes to the assembly of your knife, you have a...More

2  Thank ScottsTravelsAbroad
Michel I, Gérant at L'Atelier le Thiers, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2018

Thank you very much for your answer, best regards.

Reviewed 1 June 2018

This activity was great fun for our entire family. We speak very little French (...our failing!) and the staff went out of our way to be very accommodating to us. If you speak English then perhaps request Anthony specifically. We were divided into groups of...More

2  Thank jeveraert
Michel I, Gérant at L'Atelier le Thiers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018
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Merci pour votre témoignage; vous resterez vous aussi, dans nos mémoires ! Cordialement,

Reviewed 28 May 2018

Two of us assembled knives in the course of one hour. We were expertly guided by the friendly and knowledgeable tutors through the processes of riveting, sanding, and buffing “Le Thiers” knife. No prior expertise is required and the activity would be suitable for most...More

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Michel I, Gérant at L'Atelier le Thiers, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad. You enjoyed your experience with our animator's company and seeing knives you made with us going all the way to the other end of the Earth. Best regards.

Reviewed 3 October 2017

This "assemble and make your own knife" was the best activity ! We went with a group of very different friends, and all loved it ! We had a warm welcome in the atelier where we learned all the steps of making a knife. I...More

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AtelierLeThiers, Gérant at L'Atelier le Thiers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for your feedback, best regards!

Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

This is fantastic. An absolute must of you're remotely interested in knives. With guidance, you get to rivet, grind and polish your knife before oiling the handle. Really was a brilliant experience. I was lucky enough to have an English speaking tutor. Absolutely loved it.

1  Thank Gary B
Reviewed 14 June 2016

The old centre of Thiers is known for its shops selling locally made knives of every description ( including Sabatier ). There is a brand, created in 1992 by a group of artisan knife makers called Le Thiers. It is possible to assemble & polish...More

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