These Laguiole knives are entirely handmade in the village of Laguiole and feature a forged T12 steel blade. Handmade in the village of Laguiole, France Forge de Laguiole knives are indeed and by far of the highest quality offered in the market today. Additionally, each of these masterpieces is entirely handmade by the same craftsman to ensure pride in the completed piece.
What is a Forged Bee? 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 were 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.
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 color of the piece you will receive may vary from the stock photos. Please contact us if you have a specific preference, we will do our best to accommodate your need if such piece is available.
Forge de Laguiole pocket knives are shipped same business day from Florida when ordered by 2 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 itemspurchased 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.
Spring & Bee: One piece forged T12 (no soldered bee).