Beautiful piece. Purchased as a gift for my brother. He loves it.
This knife represents a visual replica of the early Laguiole knives. The spring and bee were modest and not decorated as the cost was always a concern with shepherds. In this case, the shepherd cross was absent due to the uneven nature of the horn's bark (outside area of the horn). The handles were made from local wood, bone, or, in this case, horn tip from the local Aubrac cattle. Handmade in the village of Laguiole, this knife features a forged T12 steel blade. Each one has been crafted with pride by a single master cutler, ensuring that each masterpiece is unique to its craftsman's work ethic!
The Forge de Laguiole workshop is located in the tiny village of Laguiole, France - Pop. 1300 - where the famous knife first appeared in the early 1800s. Today, Forge de Laguiole represents the pinnacle of quality in the Laguiole cutlery business. Their reputation for integrity, ethics, and innovative designs has made these small 100 employees company the "Must Have" Laguiole luxury brand.
Closed length: 4.33 inches (11 cm)
Open length: 8 inches (20.30 cm)
Spring & Bee: Two-piece forged (soldered bee).
Blade: 3.67 inches (9.32 cm) - 3 mm thick made of forged T12 alloy.
Weight: Approx. 85 grams (3 oz.)
Bolsters & Liners: Forged T12 alloy.
The birth of a forged blade at the Forge de Laguiole shop
Genuine Aubrac Cattle Horn Tip Bark (the tip of the horn is the strongest section).
Please consider the fact that it is normal for horn tip bark handles to show cracks and or imperfections. Those characteristics do not affect the strength of the handle in anyways.
A pair of Aubrac cattles durring a parade in the village of Laguiole.
Forge de Laguiole pocket knives are shipped same business day from Florida when ordered by 4 PM Eastern time. UPS delivery can be expected in 1 to 3 business days depending on destination. International shipping options are available at checkout.
The ultra-modern Forge de Laguiole workshop was created by French designer
Philippe Starck and feature an 18 meters (58 feet) gleaming blade
soaring into the sky above Laguiole.
* We provide free U.S. base warranty and repair support for Forge de Laguiole items purchased from one of our U.S retailers or Laguiole-Imports.com.
Forge de Laguiole items purchased overseas or from an unauthorized retail channel will need to be shipped to France and back to the U.S. at the owner's expanse. The original retail channel will need to be contacted for assistance.
For best care, refrain from submerging in water and dry immediately. We recommend using Tuf-Glide Oil-Free Lubricant 1/4 oz Pen. Periodically apply a few drops of lubricant to the axle of all moving parts to maintain optimal performance.