Pascal Renoux is an art cutler. He has discovered this know-how because of his father-in-law during his studies at the Beaux-Arts d’Angoulême and his BTS in interior design. In 1996, his passion for cutlery came to life with the opening of his own craft business.
High requirements and excellence guide his work every day. “We like each of our creations to be in line with our requirements: precision, mechanical smoothness and purity of line. Every detail is meticulously controlled and observed, to achieve excellence. We put intention into every creation, because we believe in the alchemy of materials and the alchemy that exists between you and the objects”.
In his workshop, Pascal Renoux creates forged parts for historical monuments and reconstructs medieval weapons. He devotes 50% of his time to sharpening and manufacturing cooperage tools, making traditional knives and designing steel damascus and secret knives. With his solid expertise in metals, he goes a step further and uses gunsmithing and jewellery-making techniques to create his knives. He says he “gleans the marrow of each craft to create and improve the end result”.
2019 – Meilleur Ouvrier de France.
2008 – SEMA (Société d’Encouragement aux Métiers d’Art) departmental and regional awards.
Pascal Renoux is committed to passing on his know-how and works with a real team that includes trainees and apprentices. He considers apprenticeship in the workshop to be of paramount importance and is committed to support apprentices in the field.
Fondation Rémy Cointreau has enabled Pascal Renoux to acquire supplies for sharpening machines in 2020.