Laguiole pocket knives with traditional slip joints and back-locks are available with handles ranging from 9 cm to 12.7 cm.
The Laguiole knife originated in the tiny village of Laguiole, France, during the early 1820s. Manufacturing later expanded to the more industrialized city of Thiers, France, where it became an iconic knife. Its descendants are now handcrafted in Europe's capital of cutlery, Thiers. Fontenille Pataud knives are widely considered some of the finest pocket knives on the market. Each knife is handcrafted by a single artisan, resulting in a piece that is a source of immense pride to the owner.