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.
The Forge de Laguiole workshop is located in the tiny village of Laguiole, France - Pop. 1300 - where the knife first appeared in the early 1800's.
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.