The Tonneau received its name due to its bulbous shape, reminiscent of a barrel.
Their broad blades are suitable with their downward-pointing tip excellent for all activities in the rural annual cycle of winemakers and farmers. This model comes complete with a corkscrew for obvious reasons!
The TONNEAU has been an integral part of Burgundian culture and tradition for generations. For example, until the middle of the twentieth century it was a common practice that farm laborers who arrived in the towns of Burgundy on market days in search of new jobs at one of the farms were given a TONNEAU by their new patron as a seal of employment
Hand Made in France.