Based in the city of Thiers, the Douris Chastel brand has been manufacturing knives since 1942 when it was founded by Pierre Douris and his wife. The passion for handmade pocket knives (knives), made him specialize and gave rise to multipurpose or multifunction, traditional, hunting models under the brands, le Pionnier, le Navette, le Hallali, le Novateur, le Futuriste, le Fleuron and some more. They mainly use 12c27 stainless steel, although they also mount carbon steel. They use materials for the handles such as horn and woods such as juniper, snakewood, olive, ebony.
All DOURIS CHASTEL knives come from the Thiers basin, are made of tempered stainless steel and polished manually in their workshop. For the blades, they select Sandvik 12C27 steel, this steel allows them to offer high performance and easy maintenance knives. All its blades are tempered and double rectified (V). His knives are handmade by his team; if the machines accompany the gesture, the human hand is still the main and the best tool. Several dozen production steps are required to make a traditional pocket knife; they are even more numerous for multi-bladed knives.