It makes cutlery in silver-plated metal and in wood, and produces on average 160,000 to 200,000 items per year. The new ranges of knives are made from a collection of over 500 models dating back to over a century. The knives are made from noble materials: ebony, rosewood, snake wood, olive wood and box wood. Contemporary and classic collections are made from silver-plated metal. The tops are in 18/10 stainless steel or in high-quality metal, or even gilded in superior quality fine gold. Knife blades are made of special cutlery stainless steel and the bolsters are made of silver-plated metal, stainless steel or gilded. All parts are assembled and polished by hand. “Alain Saint-Joanis” knives are sold in France and abroad via a network of shops specialised in top-of-the-range tableware. The company makes models on order from drawings and documents belonging to customers.