The colorful handles are made of dishwasher-safe compressed cotton fabric. This high-density U.S.-made material is harder than wood and is highly resistant to water.
Each individual knife is entirely assembled and shaped by the same artisan to ensure pride in the completed piece. The bolsters are massif (not hollow) and forged in-house. At over 100 grams each, they are not lightweight, consider that fact before owning them. 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 1800s.
Blade Size: 4.5/8" or 11.43 cm | Overall length: 9.25" / 23.5 cm | Weight: 3.7 oz / 104 gm