Although the origins of this gun shop go back to the early 1950s, it’s only now in 2018 that current CEO of Armes Bastille, Isidore Dellas, is celebrating the company’s 30th anniversary. In fact, his father, Georges Dellas, took over Armes Bastille in 1998 with a view to diversifying his activities, but also and especially because of his passion for weapons. Subsequently, his son began working with him before truly taking over the reins and flying solo three years later.

In the mid-2000s, the young boss of Armes Bastille and two of his friends had the idea of creating a French cutlery brand working only with French craftsmen. And so the Akeron brand was born.

In 2006, with a wealth of experience behind him, Isidore embarked on a major operation taking over the Courty business, a key brand in Paris knife-making. Both shops retain separate identities and are perfectly differentiated, much to the great satisfaction of regular customers.