JEAN RENAULD - ARTISAN AND KNIFE-MAKER,
FOUNDER OF THE KNIFE-MAKING ATELIER CRT.


JUNE 2000
Certification degree in the field of "boiler making".

2000-2002
Apprentice in the Atelier ‘’ Arts de la Table ‘’ (The Arts of the Table) of Mr. Nardi, MOF (Best French Worker) in knife-making.

2002-2004
After obtaining the CAP (Diploma) I'm engaged in the company of my apprenticeship, where i refine and reinforce my knowledge.

BIRTH OF THE ATELIER C.R.T.


1st October 2004
I moved to 10 rue Vaucason - Thiers, in an old workshop of broom handles.

February 2012
Relocation in our new workshop in 2 Allée de la Foire au Pré, more big and functional than before.

From 2012 the family start to grow, with Cédric Bailly and just after Benjamin Laraud arrived in 2014.

First Creations.



2003
‘’Le Moustier’’ (from Moutier, an historical zone of Thiers) my first folding knife, also developed in his straight form ‘’Le Moustier Droit’’.

Several models of Moustier succeeded the first one, folding or straight: personalized blades, usually with the name of the owner or other inscriptions/draws engraved on the spring or the blade, personalized resin inclusions for the handles.

2007
I decided to produce the "Moustier Pliant" with a central pump blade locking system. After the Moustier, another really different creation was put in place: Coltello Liscio, with his rear blade pump locking system. The idea started from a speech with some Italian friends, a knife whose the shape of the handle remember the form of the "Penne Rigate" famous Italian pasta.

Until today a lot of new creations are born.
You can find them in the section "Our Production" with their histories.