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Forge de Laguiole

Forge de Laguiole Calumet Pipe Tool Light Horn Tip Handle

Important Warranty Info
  • This Calumet comes with three essential pipe elements: a scraper blade, a hinged pin and a flat miter for packing down tobacco. This Laguiole tool features the traditional bee, the shepherd cross, and an entirely hand chiseled spring top.
    What's included: Pipe tool - Gift Box - Soft Leather sheath - Authenticity certificate  Booklet from manufacturer

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

    Note: The Forge de Laguiole workshop is located in the village of Laguiole, France where the Laguiole knife was invented in the early 1800s. More about Laguiole knives' history here. Become a Laguiole knife expert by learning the facts here

    Fact! Unlike most French Laguiole manufacturer Forge de Laguiole does not outsource any suppliers outside of France.

  • Size: 10 cm / 4" in (closed) Blade: 5 cm / 2" - Weight: 3 oz
    Handle Material & Origin: Buffalo Horn Tip, Africa

     

    All Metal Parts:T12. Produced exclusively for Forge de Laguiole, T12 steel combines durability, rust resistance and ease of sharpening. Although T12 will not rust it is not stainless steel, it's a unique "hybrid" metal alloy.  Forge de Laguiole's unique methods of forging, combined with tempering, give this knife a perfect cutting edge. The T12 steel comes from the Isere region of France. Beware of manufacturers that are offering 12c27 Sandvik stainless steel and are using terms like "Forged in Laguiole " (or where ever they want you to believe they are). 12c27 stainless steel is a good stainless steel, but the blades of such knives are almost always stamped from sheath metal. All Forge de Laguiole blades are forged from T12 steel rods. Stamping a blade reduce the cost of a knife's blade dramatically. More details about forging here.

    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 where the bee meets the top of the spring. Most Laguiole knives from all makers including Forge de Laguiole feature "soldered bees" 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. Fact! The original Laguiole knives had forged bees.
    What is a Chiseled bee & Spring model and why does it cost so much more than a standard forged bee?There are many reasons a Laguiole knife can cost a lot 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 of the spring and bee. Most Laguiole knives do not have a forged bee and much less have a hand chiseled spring and bee. The art of chiseling a spring & bee is time to consuming, sometimes over 1 hrs for a knife like the one here. In addition to this, only the most skilled cutter/artist are used achieve this very complicated task. The birth of a hand chiseled bee pictured below.
  • Forge de Laguiole offers a lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects.Item will be replaced or repaired at the discretion of the *manufacturer. What is cover: cover Any product failure due to manufacturer defect. Issues like bent screw or blade will be repaired but are covered by the manufacturer warranty. We offer free warranty support (click here for details). Please contact us with any warranty claims, do not send an item to France directly as it may not be handled correctly. *Disclaimer: The above warranty is offered by the manufacturer, not Laguiole Imports. Laguiole Imports cannot be held responsible for any issues arising from a warranty claim.
  • This Forge de Laguiole folding knife is made of T12 steel, this type of metal does not require any maintenance. Please do not immerse your knife in water or place it in the dishwasher, doing so will be detrimental to the handle material and will void your warranty. Periodically place a couple of drops of lubricant on the axle of all moving parts. We recommend the use of oil-free Sentry-Solutions-Tuf-Glide 1/4 oz Pen Applicator here.
    • We do not engrave this knife.
    • We do not engrave this knife.

    • We do not engrave this knife.

    • We do not engrave this knife.

Laguiole Repair & Warranty Support

 

Laguiole "Lifetime Warranties" have been abused by many manufacturers for decades. Some of them will honor it but most of them will not unless you are able to contact them in France and show a lot of patience and determination. Laguiole Imports strictly enforces all manufacturer warranties.

IF YOU PURCHASED YOUR ITEM FROM LAGUIOLE IMPORTS

If you are located in the United States we will handle the shipping fees to and from France for your repair or warranty service.In most cases, we will act on your behalf with the manufacturer and handle your claim quickly and efficiently (see details below).

IF YOU PURCHASED YOUR ITEM OVERSEA OR FROM AN OTHER U.S. RETAILER

For all brands except Forge de Laguiole (see tab below) we will not be able to handle your claim. You will need to contact the original retailer and most likely asked to ship your knife or corkscrew to France at your cost. Moreover, the manufacturer will require you to pay for the cost of the return shipping.

Broken chateau laguiole corkscrew

 

Laguiole "Lifetime Warranties" have been abused by many manufacturers for decades. Some of them will honor it but most of them will not unless you are able to contact them in France and show a lot of patience and determination. Laguiole Imports strictly enforces all manufacturer warranties.

IF YOU PURCHASED YOUR ITEM FROM LAGUIOLE IMPORTS

If you are located in the United States we will handle the shipping fees to and from France for your repair or warranty service.In most cases, we will act on your behalf with the manufacturer and handle your claim quickly and efficiently (see details below).

IF YOU PURCHASED YOUR ITEM OVERSEA OR
FROM AN OTHER U.S. RETAILER

For all brands except Forge de Laguiole (see tab below) we will not be able to handle your claim. You will need to contact the original retailer and most likely asked to ship your knife or corkscrew to France at your cost. Moreover, the manufacturer will require you to pay for the cost of the return shipping.

Forge de Laguiole Warranty

Forge de Laguiole offers a lifetime limited warranty against manufacturer defects.

Warranty and repair support are only available for Forge de Laguiole cutlery purchased from a U.S. retailer located within the United States (proof of purchase required).

If the item failure is deemed to be a manufacturer's defect you will not be charged any repair fees. If it was not a manufacturer's defect (i.e. bent foil cutter blade, screw, etc...) you will be informed of the repair cost in advance. Expected turnaround is up to 2 months Please complete the form below to start the process.

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Chateau Laguiole Warranty

 Chateau Laguiole offers a lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects.

If the item failure is deemed to be a manufacturer's defect you will not be charged any repair fees. If it was not a manufacturer's defect (i.e. bent foil cutter blade, screw, etc...) you will be informed of the repair cost in advance. Expected turnaround is up to 8 weeks at this time.  

Warranty and repairs support are only available for Chateau Laguiole purchased from Laguiole-Imports.com.
If your Chateau Laguiole was not purchased from us please contact the original retailer for warranty support.

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Fontenille Pataud Warranty

Fontenille Pataud offers a lifetime limited warrantyagainst manufacturing defects.
Warranty and repairs support are only available for Fontenille Pataud cutlery purchased from Laguiole-Imports.com

If the item failure is deemed to be a manufacturer's defect you will not be charged any repair fees. If it was not a manufacturer's defect (i.e. bent foil cutter blade, screw, etc...) you will be informed of the repair cost in advance. Expected turnaround is up to 2 months Please complete the form below to start the process.

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Max Capdebarthes Warranty

Max Capdebarthes offers a limited warranty against manufacturer defects. Leather sheaths will be repaired or replaced at the discretion of the manufacturer if the sheath is found to be defective.
What is covered: Any product failure due to manufacturer defect. Issues like cuts, punctured leather or obvious signs of negligence are not covered under the warranty. Please contact us with any warranty claims, do not send an item to France directly as it may not be handled correctly.

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Code38 Warranty

Code38 professional wine knives carry a Manufacturer’s international warranty covering any defects in materials or workmanship for the lifetime of the product. This Warranty does not cover fair wear and tear, alteration or unreasonable use. Register your Code38 to be covered by the Lifetime Warranty.

Code38 takes extraordinary measures so your Code38 will give you many years of dependable service. If it doesn't, at our discretion the manufacturer will gladly repair or replace it with one of equal or greater value. This warranty does not cover abuse, alteration, theft, loss, or unauthorised and/or unreasonable use of your Code38 product. This warranty does not cover accessories, engraving, colour finishes, cleaning or sharpening. To obtain warranty service, it must be an approved return, please contact us

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*Disclaimer:The above warranties are offered by the manufacturer, not Laguiole Imports.
Laguiole Imports cannot be held responsible for any issues with the manufacturer related to a warranty claim.