Our history


Native from the small village of Curtilles near Lausanne in Switzerland, Jean Déglon arrived in France at the beginning of the 20e th century. He quickly discovered the universe of the cutlery in the village of Sarraix, close to Thiers, in Auvergne.

In a few months, he was fascinated by this secular art and set up his own workshop in 1921 in Thiers, the French capital of cutlery.

Four generations later, the family company has grown, evolved, and become a reference brand among food trade professionals (butchers, fishmongers, pastry cooks, cheese mongers, etc.) and hotel schools, in search of kitchenware accessories and quality knives.

A family history

Depuis la création de l’entreprise en 1921, les héritiers de Jean Déglon se succèdent à la tête et au sein de l’entreprise, afin de perpétuer le savoir-faire et la créativité familiale.

In 1960, René Déglon joined his father and they developed the company by distributing their products - kitchen and table knifes - in France and in many countries.

A partir de 1976, l’entreprise prend le tournant de l’industrialisation. Le site de production s’étend et s’installe alors dans la zone industrielle de Felet, à Thiers.

Thierry et Moïse Déglon
Jean et René Déglon

En 1980, c’est au tour de Thierry, petit-fils de Jean et fils de René, de prendre les rênes de la société. Il mène l’entreprise vers sa spécialisation dans la coutellerie professionnelle. Pour se démarquer de la concurrence, la société mise sur l’innovation et la recherche.

En 2008, la quatrième génération rejoint l’entreprise avec l’arrivée de Moïse Déglon (fils de Thierry), en charge de la direction commerciale.

In 2017, he became Chief Executive Officer of the company, with the aim of strengthening development, particularly in export markets, and increasing the reputation of the brand's products.


1921 Creation of the company by Jean Déglon.
1926 Filing of the “Bird’s beak” model, a curved office knife.
1930 Creation of the half-moon serrated knife for tomatoes, which has become essential today in the baker's and confectioner's shop.
1960 René, Jean Déglon’s son, took the head of the company.
1976 Industrialisation of the manufacturing site and installation in the Felet industrial zone, in Thiers.
1980 Thierry Déglon, René’s son, took over the reins of the company. Creation of the micro-mixed serrated knife.
1995 Doubling of the surface of the manufacturing site.
1996 Launch of the Stop Glisse® brand.
2004 Launch of the iconic Silex Premium® knife collection.
2006 Installation of the treating system for sharpening debris.
2007 Launch of the iconic Meeting® series.
2008 Arrival of Moïse, Thierry Déglon’s son, directing sales management from 2013.
2017 Moïse Déglon became Chief Executive Officer of the company.
2019 Launch of the Empire Café service range, the Degsharp pocket sharpener and the Dress Class dressing tweezers
2020 Launch of Push&Pull range, the pleasure to serve.
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