Forge de Laguiole collector's knives come at a premium price compared to similar models, and here's why. The intricacy of the spring and bee construction and the arduous chiseling and filing of their tops collectively add up to the elevated cost. Lesser-priced Laguiole knives have a bee soldered in place and feature a stamped spring top and bee, rarely receiving meticulous hand chiseling like this knife.
The art of chiseling a "one of a kind" folding knife is time-consuming, sometimes well over one hour to complete the spring & bee alone. Only the most skilled cutlers/artists at the Forge de Laguiole shop can achieve this highly complex task. The chiseling and filing of a knife like this one can be viewed on this YouTube video (new window).
Crafted in the quaint French village of Laguiole, knives by Forge de Laguiole stand out with their unparalleled quality and craftsmanship. Each masterpiece is meticulously handmade by a master craftsman, exuding a sense of pride that translates into the final product.
Did you know that a 12 cm Laguiole folding knife can be used as a steak knife?
It has an open length of 8.3/4", slightly shorter than the standard steak knife that measures around 9". Have you ever wondered why some people prefer to use this type of knife at the dinner table or at their favorite steak house? You might be surprised by the answer, check out our article (new tab) to find out.
You will receive the actual folding knife shown in the photos.
No one wants to view photos of a beautiful and unique knife and receive something not even close to the representative image; this is why we take pictures of each piece. Select your One-Of-A-Kind knife!
Things to Look For
The file work on the springs (top of handle) are individually hand filled by a French artisan, therefore all are different. Additionally, two handles made from the same material can have very different patterns.
You need to know
Horn Tip from domestic cattle. The tip of the horn is the hardest and most durable, Inferior horn handles are made from the bottom of the horn which will warp with time.
Note: You will receive the actual item shown in the photos.
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.
Chiseling a Bee at Forge de Laguiole
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.