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Forge de Laguiole

Laguiole Knife 9 cm Chiseled Bee & Spring Juniper Handle

There are many reasons a Laguiole knife can retail for much more than another model of similar size and material. The finish of the metal, the construction of the spring and bee and above all the chiseling and filing of the spring & bee all contribute to the added cost. Most mass-market Laguiole knives have a soldered bee and never a hand-chiseled spring top and bee. This collector's knife also features the iconic Shepherd's cross as well as a blade stop to prevent the blade from making contact with the bottom of the spring.
The art of chiseling a spring & bee is very time consuming, sometimes over 1 hrs to complete the spring. Additionally, only the most skilled cutlers/artists are able to achieve this very complicated task. You can view the chiseling and filing stage on this YouTube video.

Handmade in the village of Laguiole, France Forge de Laguiole knives are truly and by far of the highest quality offered in the market today. Additionally, each one of this masterpiece is entirely handmade by the same craftsman to ensure pride in the completed piece.

  • FEATURES
  • SPECS
  • ENGRAVING
  • CARE
  • Forged T12 alloy blade & Bolsters
  • Entirely hand-chiseled bee & spring
  • 100% Made in Laguiole, France
  • Included: Gift box - Certificate of Authenticity - Warranty & Repair Support

Handle Material: Wild Juniper burl (Juniperus virginiana) AKA Aromatic Cedar - Harvested in France
Spring & Bee:  One Piece Forged spring & Bee
Blade:3"" / 7.60 cm long - 3 mm thick made of forged T12 alloy.
Size: Handle 9.4 cm - 3. 3/4" / 17.15 cm - 6.3/4" (open)
Weight: ~56 grams (2 oz.)
Bolsters & Liners: Forged T12 alloy.

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.

This knife can be personalized on the blade. Same-day engraving if ordered by 2 pm EST. We offer two engraving types.
Diamond drag engraving will create a very subtle engraving that has no color, this is a jeweler's type engraving.
Laser marking will create a mark that is more noticeable than diamond drag.
The dark mark is fused into the metal and will never come off. Visit our engraving portfolio here to view examples of personalization.

Hand wash only, do not immerse in water. We Recommend the use of Tuf-Glide Oil-Free Lubricant 1/4 oz Pen. Periodically place a couple of drops of lubricant on the axle of all moving parts. More details here - $8.95 

  • FEATURES
  • SPECS
  • ENGRAVING
  • CARE
  • Forged T12 alloy blade & Bolsters
  • Entirely hand-chiseled bee & spring
  • 100% Made in Laguiole, France
  • Included: Gift box - Certificate of Authenticity
  • Warranty Repair Support

Handle Material: Wild Juniper burl (Juniperus virginiana) AKA Aromatic Cedar - Harvested in France
Spring & Bee:  One Piece Forged spring & Bee
Blade:3"" / 7.60 cm long - 3 mm thick made of forged T12 alloy.
Size: Handle 9.4 cm - 3. 3/4" / 17.15 cm - 6.3/4" (open)
Weight: ~56 grams (2 oz.)
Bolsters & Liners: Forged T12 alloy.

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.

This knife can be personalized on the blade. Same-day engraving if ordered by 2 pm EST. We offer two engraving types.
Diamond drag engraving will create a very subtle engraving that has no color, this is a jeweler's type engraving.
Laser marking will create a mark that is more noticeable than diamond drag.
The dark mark is fused into the metal and will never come off. Visit our engraving portfolio here to view examples of personalization.

Hand wash only, do not immerse in water. We Recommend the use of Tuf-Glide Oil-Free Lubricant 1/4 oz Pen. Periodically place a couple of drops of lubricant on the axle of all moving parts. More details here - $8.95