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A good knife owes its sharpness to the way the blade is made and the quality of the steel used.
Alloy composition and hardness, combined with heat treatment and grinding will vary determine the cutting qualities of the blade and its resistance to wear and breakage.
For the manufacture of the blades of its folding knives, Le Liadou du Vallon ® mainly uses Sandvik® 14C28 steel but also carbon XC75, Damasteel® RWL34 and Damasteel® stainless steel damasks. Here are their main characteristics.
It combines excellent cutting performance, high hardness and very good corrosion resistance. Resharpening is easy due to its microstructure.
It is found on most old regional knives. It is renowned for its quality and flexibility, and offers good cutting edge and great ease of sharpening. On the other hand, it is sensitive to corrosion (the blade oxidizes and grays). It therefore requires ongoing maintenance if you want to protect it and preserve its appearance.
It is a steel from powder metallurgy. This modern process consists in producing a steel by sintering (solidification of the powders constituting the alloy) and not by traditional fusion. This technique makes it possible to obtain high-performance and resistant steels. RWL34 is a high-purity steel that combines very high hardness, excellent corrosion resistance and exceptional long-lasting sharpness.
It is obtained using the same powder metallurgy process. To obtain the specific patterns of damask, the forged and rolled steel is then struck and/or twisted. The designs obtained are fine, elegant and varied. Cutting qualities and sturdiness are very high.
Acquiring a Liadou ® means owning an authentic Aveyron knife steeped in history. A unique and personal iconic knife, made in Marcillac-Vallon in Aveyron (France) with the utmost care.
Each Liadou ® is delivered to you in its box accompanied by its certificate of origin. This is why we are committed to providing you with full and complete satisfaction
by providing you with exclusive guarantees ...
We take the greatest care in the manufacture of our knives. Handle materials are carefully selected. Each knife is shaped by hand in the purest cutlery tradition. The blade is made of the most high-performance steels (Sandvik 14C28, XC75 or Damascus) and bears the registered trademark Le Liadou du Vallon ® guaranteeing its quality and its origin (except damascus blade). If, despite all our efforts, a manufacturing defect causing a defect or mechanical breakage of the blade, spring, tang, plates, nails or screws appears, we undertake to repair and return the defective knife to you free of charge.
All Le Liadou du Vallon ® knives are delivered free of charge in 48 hoursmaximum (in DPD Point Relais or DPD at Domicile, as desired) in metropolitan France, and in Zone Europe 1 (Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands). All other European countries are delivered at the price of 19.00€ incl. tax, also in 48 hours maximum.
Only the accessories (sheaths, scabbards, sharpening stones, etc.) ordered alone are not delivered free of charge (but they are if your order includes a knife). If one of our models does not was not immediately available, a manufacturing time would be indicated on its product sheet. A specific delivery time not exceeding 3 weeks will then be communicated to you by email, upon registration of your order. You would then have the option of canceling your order if you consider the time taken to produce your knife to be too long, and we will then proceed to your refund.
To the rest of the world, our knives are delivered in 72 hoursmaximum(UPS Express), for a participation of €39.90 including tax and €29.90 including tax in the USA.
To pay for your purchase by Credit Card, we have chosen to offer you the Stripe® solution, World No. 1 secure payments by credit card. Via PayBox® none of your bank details are transmitted or stored by our shop. In particular, you can use the following bank cards: Visa ® , MasterCard ®, JCB ®, American Express ®, Diners Club International ®, ...
You can also choose to pay for your order via PayPal ®.
All our knives are handmade in Aveyron, France. Assembly, polishing and sharpening of each knife are exclusively done by hand in the purest cutlery tradition, that is to say by one and the same knifemaker. The registered trademark Le Liadou du Vallon ® affixed to each knife blade guarantees the quality and origin of our creations.
Do you want to personalize your Liadou ®? The engraving of a text of 20 characters (spaces included) is offered to you You can choose between 3 fonts of available characters: Electro, Optima, or Script.
On request, it is possible to engrave 2 lines of text. For special orders, it is also possible to engrave vectorized images (logos or coats of arms). To do this, contact us.
Because the happy owners of a Liadou du Vallon ® are the best ambassadors of our brand, it is more important to us than anything to offer you a knife and associated services irreproachable. Our Terms and Conditions give you the right to change your mind and return your knife to us within 14 days of receiving it.
We also stand by your full disposal by email (email@example.com) or by telephone on 05 65 67 15 12 to give you all the advice you need on use or maintenance of your knife. Finally, we will be happy to welcome you to our manufacturing workshop to discuss with you the art of artisanal cutlery, introduce you to our new models, or to carry out the maintenance of your