1859 : Creation by Etienne Bargoin
1905 : Auguste Bargoin sets up business at 1 avenue des Etats-Unis in Thiers, France
1928 : Albert and Jean Bargoin create SARL BARGOIN, a limited liability company
1948 : André Bargoin joins the company
1969 : Creation of Bargoin SA, a joint stock company
Acquisition of Taillanderie Fieux edge-tool works
1970 : Premises moved to the new factory in Breuil and beginning of the industrial era
1987 : Philippe Bargoin takes charge of the company
Acquisition of the Sabatier brand
1999 : Marie Hélène Bargoin is appointed President
2010 : Lionel Raynaud, grandson of André Bargoin, is appointed President
This year is decisive for the firm, which has been acquired by FISCHER-CASTET


During the 19th century, a Swiss artisan specialised in the manufacture of files sought out M. RAMEAU, an artisan in edge-tools located in Sens (France), to help him make sharpening steels.

His name was FISCHER, hence the name of the brand. The technique and skills required for files is quite similar to those needed to make sharpening steels.

This technique is still used today to make professional models.

1849 : Creation of Ets. Rameau in Sens
1978 : Acquisition of the company by André Bargoin and Jean and Andrée Raynaud, artisinal butchers
1979 : Jacques Raynaud and Marie Christine, daughter of André Bargoin, take charge of the company
1981 : The premises are moved to Thiers, to be closer to cutlery manufacturers
Purchase of premises in the ZI des Molles business park
1986 : Acquisition of Castet
2006 : Acquisition of Rouchon and Monteil companies. Fischer is the last French manufacturer of sharpening steels
2010 : Acquisition of Bargoin
2011 : Merger to become FISCHER-BARGOIN