Very nice knife . Very authentic!
Very nice knife !
Authentic and traditional looking !
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.
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.
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
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: The horn handle of the item your receive may not be totally black but rather have some lighter areas. If you are looking for an absolute black horn handle please contact us before placing your order. If one is available we will place it aside before you place your order.
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.
Forging a knife blade 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.