An adventure begins
After 6 years of making knives in his 9m² “micro-workshop” (a garden shed to be exact), Jean-Henri discovered the existence of Morta while reading a book (La Brière by Chateaubriand). It is at this moment that the idea of a production of handmade knives made from this incredible wood 5 times millenniums old begins to germinate.
Creation of the Morta brand
The swamp oak
The brand is registered at the INPI.
The workshop is growing
the ultimate in luxury
After a year of work, the workshop has grown from 9 to 15m²!
First documentary on ARTE
Arte is interested in Morta knives and broadcasts a superb documentary in its program “Douces Frances”.
A second documentary on TF1
A small giant step
TFI takes over with its program “Documentary”. Since then, we have had the great honor of attracting the interest of many media.
The workshop is moving
But not very far!
Decidedly too small, the workshop moved to the other side of the street. With a space of 100m², it is now possible to call on the first employee.
respect it to better protect it
The workshop was awarded the “Valeurs Parc” label. The Regional Natural Park believes that we are “committed together to the respect of nature, the development of man and the local economy”.
Stars & métiers
Jean-Henri (JHP) was named Artisan of the Year in the “Stars & métiers” competition organized by the Chambers of Trade and the Banque Populaire networks.
The same year, he became a Master craftsman.
Since it comes directly from the customers
The public prize rewards the JHP workshop among 845 exhibitors at the Made In France show in Paris.
Morta Knives at the National Assembly !
Pride in craftmanship
Morta knives are extremely honored.
We were invited to present our work at the French National Assembly as part of Craft Week.
The public’s enthusiasm for our story and that of our knives was incredible.
Many thanks to Yaël BRAUN-PIVET and Joël FOURNY for this wonderful event.
A limitless ambition
for our Morta knives
With 9 full-time employees, the plan to move (again) is more than ever in the works. It will give us the opportunity to centralize the manufacture of Morta knives, the reception of visitors, but also the storage of Morta and the workshop for cutting it. But that’s another story that is being written and that you will hear about very soon.