Laguiole Village 10 cm Forged Bee & Spring Blonde Horn Tip Handle #6
The Laguiole Village manufacture is located 20 miles south of Laguiole. Laguiole village®and is known for using the latest eco-friendly CNC and water pressure cutting tools. All parts of this knife are assembled by a master cutler. The spring (top of the knife) is unique to each knife and filled by hand. Each handle is hand shaped for a perfect fit.100% Made in France
Handle Material:Horn Tip from domestic African Zebu. The tip of the horn is the hardest and most durable, Inferior horn handles (called pressed horn) are made from the hollow part of the horn which will warp back to its original rounded shape over time. Spring & Bee: One piece forged (no soldered bee). Blade: 3.15 "" / 8 cm long - 2.5 mm thick made of 14C28N Stainless Steel Size & weight: Handle 9.95 cm - 3. 9" Approx. 56 grams (2 oz.) Bolsters & Liners: 14C28N Stainless Steel
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.
Many Laguiole pocket knives from most manufacturers, 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.