SOMETHING YOU MUST KNOW
MUST-READ BEFORE PURCHASING ANY LAGUIOLE PRODUCTS
It is believed that French pocket knives making started at the beginning of the 13th Century in the village of Nontron. Today French cutlers are producing high quality replicas of the originals as well as modernized versions. Sadly, a few Laguiole manufacturers are cutting corners in an effort to churn-out cheap pocket or steak knives. Those are the now infamous "Laguiole" steak knife brands you still find in Big Box Stores. Such knives usually fall apart in a few months and, as a result, are detrimental to other high-quality and ethical Laguiole brands.
The name "Laguiole" is free to use on cutlery items by anyone and such knives can be manufactured anywhere in the world. With that in mind, you probably understand why this style of cutlery is available in big box stores at ridiculously cheap prices. Remember the saying, "You get what you pay for"!
We are getting daily calls or emails about Laguiole knives self-destructing after a couple of months of use. Such Laguiole knives are mass-produced in France or Asia and yes, believe it or not sometimes in both locations - more about this dilemma here. Many Laguiole knives sold by U.S. and French retailers alike are not even made in France at all. Of course such knives are not offered by us. Laguiole Imports works with French manufacturers that have shown high ethical values and fully honor warranty & repair services.
All French knives and Laguiole corkscrews offered by Laguiole Imports are hand made and 100% manufactured in France.
The world’s most sought after corkscrews found all in one place!
Over the last 18 years we have tried most French made Laguiole corkscrews, as a result we only offer brands we trust to be the best in functions, appeal & warranty support. Most other French brands of Laguiole corkscrews do not have a system in place to handle post purchase services such as warranty claims and frankly do not perform as well. The brands we proudly offer contracted us to handle their warranty & repair claims from within the United States. What does this mean to you? If something happens to a Laguiole corkscrew you purchased from us you will be shipping it to us for service, not to France. We ship corkscrews for warranty or repair services once a month, to save you, our customers around $50 of shipping cost "to & from' France .We ship from and personalize all corkscrews in Jacksonville, Florida.
You Deserve The Best in The Business
We have ben engraving high-end cutlery for over 17 years. With 120,000+ engraved knives & corkscrews behind us you can be rest assured that you will be totally satisfied with our work. Best of all, our engravings are free and are shipped same day. Choose from our discreet vintage diamond engraving or state of the art fiber laser for a more noticeable appearance.
Please visit our shipping scheduled during the weeks preceding Christmas or Father's Day for an up to date schedule.
One-of-a-Kind Pocket Knives
An Original Forge de Laguiole® pocket knife is the result of the combination of extraordinary materials of exceptional quality. The blades are forged at 1000°C using the special high-performance T12 steel. The handles are carefully crafted from noble and natural materials such as wood or horn in a way that respects our environment. Forge de Laguiole pocket knives are manufactured in the village of Laguiole and features the iconic bumblebee as well as the traditional shepherd's cross on most models.
Forge de Laguiole represent the pinnacle of quality in the Laguiole cutlery business. Their reputation for integrity, ethics, and innovative designs has made these small 100 employees company the "Must Have" Laguiole luxury brand.
All knives found in the collector's series are entirely hand chiseled (thus the price). Additionally, the bee's unique design and shape can be traced back to the very craftsman that chiseled it. In other words, if you were going to the village of Laguiole and visit the workshop (please do) you could show your knife and meet with the artist that created it.
▸Made in Laguiole, France