How Forge de Laguiole's blades are forged
Very view Laguiole manufacturers offer genuinely forged blades.Forge de Laguiole is one of those, however, they do not forge blades with a hammer as demonstrated below. Using such method would drive the retail price to unaffordable levels.
Forge de Laguiole blades are made of T12 steel, either from XC75 (carbon steel), Damascus stainless steel or carbon. Produced exclusively for Forge de Laguiole, T12 steel combines durability, rust resistance and ease of sharpening. Forge de Laguiole’s unique methods of forging combined with tempering, give the blade a perfect cutting edge. The steel comes from the Isère region of France and is forged " house" in the village of Laguiole.