The 12 cm classic Laguiole pocket knives in this collection features a forged bee, a full-length hand chiseled spring and bee and of course the famous shepherd cross on most models. These knives also feature a solid hardened blade stop to help prevent the blade's edge from making contact with the inner area of the spring.
What is a Forged Bee? You can recognize a forged bee when you look just below it, where it meets the decorated spring. If you do not see any gaps, it's a good sign that the bee and spring were forged from the same piece of metal. You can also recognize a soldered bee by noticing a straight gap/ridge where the bee meets the spring.
Blade Size: 9.60 cm (3.80") | Handle Size: 12 cm (4.72") | Open Size: 21.60 cm (8.50")