The 12 cm classic Laguiole pocket knives in this collection features a forged bee, a full-length hand chiseled spring and bee and of course the famous shepherd cross on most models. These knives also feature a solid hardened blade stop to help prevent the blade's edge from making contact with the inner area of the spring.
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.
Blade Size: 9.60 cm (3.80") | Handle Size: 12 cm (4.72") | Open Size: 21.60 cm (8.50")
EXACT KNIFE PICTURED
No one wants to view photos of a beautiful and unique pocket knife and receive something not even close to the representative photo. It is common practice for retailers to show an exceptional knife to trigger a sale and ship something similar but not as attractive. If you are dissatisfied with your knife and you purchased it oversea you will need to:
1. Pay for costly international return shipping or 2. Keep the knife and wish you had purchased it from us. This is why we take photos of each pocket knife, you can see exactly what you are going to receive. Although taking 1000's of photos a month is literary a full time position we don't charge extra for this service!
THINGS TO LOOK FOR
1. The file work on the springs' top are individually hand-filled. As a result, each top is unique.
2. Two handles made from the same type of material can have very different patterns.