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12 cm Carvé Cascades Series - Ebony Handle - Satin

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The Carvé series is a range of Laguiole knives that feature a hand-carved bee and spring, which is usually a more expensive feature to find in such knives. Each knife in the series is crafted by the shop's most skilled and experienced cutler, ensuring that every piece is unique and reflects the artisan's work ethic.

This particular knife was made in the village of Laguiole and is equipped with a forged bee and forged in-house blade. The handle is adorned with the traditional Laguiole shepherd's cross on the left side.

The Forge de Laguiole workshop operates in the small village of Laguiole, France, which has a population of only 1300. The village is where the famous Laguiole knife first appeared in the early 1800s, and today, Forge de Laguiole is considered the leading brand in the Laguiole cutlery business. The company's reputation for quality, innovation, and ethical practices has made it the go-to luxury brand for Laguiole knives despite employing only 100 people.

 fork, plate and knife icon

A 12 cm Laguiole folding knife can be used as a steak knife; its open length is 8. 3/4" vs. ~9" for a standard steak knife. Why use such a knife at the dinner table or your favorite steak house? Check out our article (new tab) for the surprising answer.

forge de laguiole seal

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 are 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.

Many Laguiole pocket knives from most manufacturers, including Forge de Laguiole (7 cm knives), offer "soldered bees" models. Most Laguiole knives found on the market are solder bee models. Adding the bee to the spring by soldering saves time and money; this is why the cost of soldered bee knives can be substantially less. The original Laguiole knives had forged bees.

A one piece "spring & bee" during forging

forge de laguiole spring a bee during forging

Ebony (Diospyros crassiflora) harvested in Gabon, Africa. Ebony is the darkest wood in the world and one of the few that does not float. Generally, Ebony trees are small and slow-growing. Worldwide demand for ebony wood is very high: it’s a high-quality hardwood that’s very hard, very strong, and most of all, very black. As a result, many species of Ebony have been banned from export.

Note that the international trade of Gabon Ebony (Diospyros crassiflora) used on this model is highly regulated. 

  • Pocket knife
  • Gift box
  • Warranty certificate
  • Full-color manufacturer pamphlet
  • * Warranty & Repairs Support
  • Free Shipping
  • Free one location Engraving

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.

french flag color with made in france text

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.
Forge de laguiole shop designed by French designer Philippe Starck

* 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.

  • Closed length: 4.75" (12.06 cm)
  • Open length: 8.75" (22.23 cm)
  • Spring & Bee: Hand-carved one piece forged spring top
  • Blade: 4" (10.6 cm) - 3 mm thick made of forged T12 alloy.
  • Weight: Approx. 85 grams (3 oz)
  • Bolsters & Liners: Forged T12 Steel 

Forging a knife blade at Forge de Laguiolea forge de laguiole blade in the forge.

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.Sentry-Solutions Tuf Glide 1/4 oz. Pen-Applicator

The Carvé series is a range of Laguiole knives that feature a hand-carved bee and spring, which is usually a more expensive feature to find in such knives. Each knife in the series is crafted by the shop's most skilled and experienced cutler, ensuring that every piece is unique and reflects the artisan's work ethic.

This particular knife was made in the village of Laguiole and is equipped with a forged bee and forged in-house blade. The handle is adorned with the traditional Laguiole shepherd's cross on the left side.

The Forge de Laguiole workshop operates in the small village of Laguiole, France, which has a population of only 1300. The village is where the famous Laguiole knife first appeared in the early 1800s, and today, Forge de Laguiole is considered the leading brand in the Laguiole cutlery business. The company's reputation for quality, innovation, and ethical practices has made it the go-to luxury brand for Laguiole knives despite employing only 100 people.

 fork, plate and knife icon

A 12 cm Laguiole folding knife can be used as a steak knife; its open length is 8. 3/4" vs. ~9" for a standard steak knife. Why use such a knife at the dinner table or your favorite steak house? Check out our article (new tab) for the surprising answer.

forge de laguiole seal

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 are 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.

Many Laguiole pocket knives from most manufacturers, including Forge de Laguiole (7 cm knives), offer "soldered bees" models. Most Laguiole knives found on the market are solder bee models. Adding the bee to the spring by soldering saves time and money; this is why the cost of soldered bee knives can be substantially less. The original Laguiole knives had forged bees.

A one piece "spring & bee" during forging

forge de laguiole spring a bee during forging

Ebony (Diospyros crassiflora) harvested in Gabon, Africa. Ebony is the darkest wood in the world and one of the few that does not float. Generally, Ebony trees are small and slow-growing. Worldwide demand for ebony wood is very high: it’s a high-quality hardwood that’s very hard, very strong, and most of all, very black. As a result, many species of Ebony have been banned from export.

Note that the international trade of Gabon Ebony (Diospyros crassiflora) used on this model is highly regulated. 

  • Pocket knife
  • Gift box
  • Warranty certificate
  • Full-color manufacturer pamphlet
  • * Warranty & Repairs Support
  • Free Shipping
  • Free one location Engraving

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.

french flag color with made in france text

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.
Forge de laguiole shop designed by French designer Philippe Starck

* 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.

  • Closed length: 4.75" (12.06 cm)
  • Open length: 8.75" (22.23 cm)
  • Spring & Bee: Hand-carved one piece forged spring top
  • Blade: 4" (10.6 cm) - 3 mm thick made of forged T12 alloy.
  • Weight: Approx. 85 grams (3 oz)
  • Bolsters & Liners: Forged T12 Steel 

Forging a knife blade at Forge de Laguiolea forge de laguiole blade in the forge.

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.Sentry-Solutions Tuf Glide 1/4 oz. Pen-Applicator