Laguiole knives found in the collector's series features hand chiseled one piece bee and spring (thus the price) and are also entirely made by the same craftsman or woman.
The bee's unique design can be traced back to the very person that chiseled it. In other words, if you were going to the village of Laguiole and visited the workshop (please do, it's free) you could show your knife the tour guide and meet with the artist that created it. Please note: Since all knives in the collector series are unique each knife is the actual knife you will receive! Tip: Look for the chiseling on the bees and springs, they are all unique.