Pascal Renoux earned a Beaux Arts d’Angoulême degree and a BTS in interior design. But, during his studies, he has met smithy with his father-in-law and has finally decided to dedicated his professional career as a blacksmith.
In 1996, his passion has become real with the creation of his workshop. Since the opening, he has been realising smithy pieces for historical monuments, and he has been restoring medieval arms. Excellence has been leading his work everyday. “We love the fact that all our creations are realised according to our objectives: precision, finesse and flawlessness lines. Each detail is controlled and observed. We put in each realisation an intention because we believe in material alchemy and alchemy between you and the object.
Half of his work is devoted to sharpening or creating cooperage tools. Today, in addition to creating traditional knives, Pascal Renoux designs damask blades and pocket knives, demonstrating a real expertise in metal. He uses armory and jewelry techniques in his cutlery. He says that he “gleans the medulla of each work to create and improve the final result.”
2019 – Meilleur Ouvrier de France, the most prestigious award a craftsman can receive in France.
2008 – SEMA (Société d’Encouragement aux Métiers d’Art) departmental and regional prize.
Pascal Renoux is really attached to the transmission of his savoir-faire and the durability of his know-how. That is why he is now working with a team composed of four full-time employees and two interns.
Pascal Renoux would like to have young people who continuously follow and imitate his gestures during engravings workshop or during tool classification. He wishes to pass down his art, with respect for his 17th century predecessors opposing today’s teaching and these “true movements” of today’s education.
Fondation Rémy Cointreau helped Pascal Renoux to establish supplementary jobs, as well as machines, to sand down the metals.