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Laguiole Traditional 12 cm Knife Royal Ebony

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The Laguiole knife originated in Laguiole, France in the early 1820s. Later, its manufacturing was moved to the city of Thiers, France, which was more industrialized. This knife was crafted entirely by hand in Thiers, known as Europe's cutlery capital. The collection of "Gilles®" Fontenille Pataud knives is widely regarded as some of the finest French pocket knives available for purchase.

The Gilles series exclusively offers knives that are handcrafted by a single artisan, guaranteeing a sense of pride in owning the finished product. These knives are proudly created in France with a 100% made-in-France certification.

Technical aspects: This 12 cm handle knife features a forged bee, a full-length hand chiseled spring and the famous shepherd cross. This knife also features a solid hardened blade stop to help prevent the blade's edge from making contact with the inner area of the spring. 

What is a Forged Bee? To determine if a bee has been forged or soldered, inspect where it meets the spring below. If there are no gaps, it's likely that the bee and the spring were jointly forged. If there is a straight gap or ridge at that point, then it is a sign the bee was soldered.

fork, plate and knife icon

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", which is 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.

Shopping for a unique pocket knife not only holds the promise of ownership but the excitement of finally beholding an item admired through a screen. However, all too often, what was envisioned and what is unboxed bear a startling, sometimes painful discrepancy.

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

  1. If you do not checkout after adding this unique folding knife to your cart, someone else may purchase it.
  2. After purchasing this knife the unique photo(s) may be replaced within hours. Feel free to save the actual photos of your knife for personal use.

Royal Ebony (AKA Black and White Ebony, Pale Moon) Ebony harvested in southeast Asia. Royal Ebony is extremely hard, dense, and heavy wood.

Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Blade: Stainless Swedish 12C27 steel, 3 mm thick. Hardness: 56-57 Hrc.
Plates: 1.5 mm stainless.
Decorated Spring: 3 mm stainless - Hand file work
Blade Size: 9.60 cm (3.80")
Handle Size: 12 cm (4.72")
Open Size: 21.60 cm (8.50")
Weight: ~ 95.5 grams (3.30 oz.)

Laguiole Traditional 12 cm Knives in hand for size perspective

The Laguiole knife originated in Laguiole, France in the early 1820s. Later, its manufacturing was moved to the city of Thiers, France, which was more industrialized. This knife was crafted entirely by hand in Thiers, known as Europe's cutlery capital. The collection of "Gilles®" Fontenille Pataud knives is widely regarded as some of the finest French pocket knives available for purchase.

The Gilles series exclusively offers knives that are handcrafted by a single artisan, guaranteeing a sense of pride in owning the finished product. These knives are proudly created in France with a 100% made-in-France certification.

Technical aspects: This 12 cm handle knife features a forged bee, a full-length hand chiseled spring and the famous shepherd cross. This knife also features a solid hardened blade stop to help prevent the blade's edge from making contact with the inner area of the spring. 

What is a Forged Bee? To determine if a bee has been forged or soldered, inspect where it meets the spring below. If there are no gaps, it's likely that the bee and the spring were jointly forged. If there is a straight gap or ridge at that point, then it is a sign the bee was soldered.

fork, plate and knife icon

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", which is 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.

Shopping for a unique pocket knife not only holds the promise of ownership but the excitement of finally beholding an item admired through a screen. However, all too often, what was envisioned and what is unboxed bear a startling, sometimes painful discrepancy.

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

  1. If you do not checkout after adding this unique folding knife to your cart, someone else may purchase it.
  2. After purchasing this knife the unique photo(s) may be replaced within hours. Feel free to save the actual photos of your knife for personal use.

Royal Ebony (AKA Black and White Ebony, Pale Moon) Ebony harvested in southeast Asia. Royal Ebony is extremely hard, dense, and heavy wood.

Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Blade: Stainless Swedish 12C27 steel, 3 mm thick. Hardness: 56-57 Hrc.
Plates: 1.5 mm stainless.
Decorated Spring: 3 mm stainless - Hand file work
Blade Size: 9.60 cm (3.80")
Handle Size: 12 cm (4.72")
Open Size: 21.60 cm (8.50")
Weight: ~ 95.5 grams (3.30 oz.)

Laguiole Traditional 12 cm Knives in hand for size perspective