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Forge de Laguiole

Forge de Laguiole 9cm Knife Chiseled Bee & Spring Thuya - Shiny

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DETAILS

Handmade in the village of Laguiole, France, the Forge de Laguiole collector's series feature a forged bee. Additionally, each bee is individually hand chiseled and registered to each craftsman. The spring and blade top are entirely hand filed. Each knife is completed by the same artisan to ensure pride in the completed piece.

The Forge de Laguiole workshop is located in the tiny village of Laguiole, France - Pop. 1300 - where the Laguiole knife first appeared in the early 1800's. Read more about Laguiole's history You can also become a Laguiole cutlery expert by learning some facts here.

Consider this: Forge de Laguiole is the most renowned Laguiole knife manufacturer in France.

Handle Material: Thuya, harvested in Morocco.

What's Included: Pocket knife - Black gift box - Forge de Laguiole Certificate - Warranty & Repair support -  Free Shipping & Free *Return (U.S only).

Forge de Laguiole's workshop is a member of the "Entreprise de Patrimoine Vivant". This award is presented to exceptional French manufacturers that produce outstanding products with remarkable know-how and ethics.

TECHNICAL ASPECTS AND SIZE

Blade:  3"" / 7.60 cm long - 3 mm thick made of forged T12 alloy.
Size & weight: Handle 9.4 cm - 3. 3/4" Approx. 56 grams (2 oz.)

Technical aspects: The blade of this knife is forged from T12 steel. This non-stainless metal alloy combines the durability and ease of sharpening found with carbon steel but without the rusting issues. Forge de Laguiole unique methods of forging, combined with tempering, gives this knife a perfect cutting edge. T12 alloy comes from the department of Isère, France and is exclusively made for FDL. The bolsters are made of solid cold forged brass and, as with all brass items will require periodic cleaning.

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 (see "Evolution of a Collector's series knife" bellow). You can also recognize a soldered bee by noticing a straight gap/ridge where the bee meets the spring.

Many Laguiole knives from all makers, including Forge de Laguiole, offer "soldered bees" models. Most Laguiole knives found on the market are solder bee models. The process of adding the bee to the spring by soldering it saves time and money, this is why the cost of soldered bee knives can be substantially less. The original Laguiole knives had forged bees like the one below.

What is a Chiseled bee & Spring model and why does it cost so much more than a standard Laguiole Knife?
There are many reasons a Laguiole knife can retail for much more than an other 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 Laguiole knives do not have a forged bee and much less have a hand chiseled spring top and bee. The art of chiseling a spring & bee is very time consuming, sometimes over 1 hrs for a knife like the one bellow. Additionally, only the most skilled cutler/artist are used achieve this very complicated task. You can view the chiseling and filing stage on this YouTube video.

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