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Forge de Laguiole 9 cm Pocket Knife With Chiseled Bee and Spring

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Each Original Forge de Laguiole knife is a unique object, handmade by a Master Bladesmith.
An Original Forge de Laguiole® knife is the result of the combination of extraordinary materials of exceptional quality. The blades are forged at 1000°C using the special high-performance T12 steel.The handles are carefully crafted from noble and natural materials such as wood or horn in a way that respects our environment.

The making of the Original Forge de Laguiole® knife is framed by strict guidelines. Forge de Laguiole combines the know-how of their master cutlers with the precision of a goldsmith – from the assembly to the polishing, and from the hand chiseling to the sharpening.

This Laguiole knife was entirely hand made in the village of Laguiole and features a forged T12 blade and spring. Handmade in the village of Laguiole, France Forge de Laguiole knives are truly and by far of the highest quality offer in the market today.

The Forge de Laguiole workshop is located in the tiny village of Laguiole, France - Pop. 1300 - where the Laguiole knife first appeared in the early 1800's. Interesting pages: Laguiole's history and facts.

Each Original Forge de Laguiole knife is a unique object, handmade by a Master Bladesmith.
An Original Forge de Laguiole® knife is the result of the combination of extraordinary materials of exceptional quality. The blades are forged at 1000°C using the special high-performance T12 steel.
The handles are carefully crafted from noble and natural materials such as wood or horn in a way that respects our environment. The making of the Original Forge de Laguiole® knife is framed by strict guidelines. Forge de Laguiole combines the know-how of their master cutlers with the precision of a goldsmith – from the assembly to the polishing, and from the hand chiseling to the sharpening.

This Laguiole knife was entirely hand made in the village of Laguiole and features a forged T12 blade, bolster and liners. This piece also features the traditional shepherd cross found on most high-end traditional Laguiole cutlery and a one piece forged decorated spring top. Handmade in the village of Laguiole, France Forge de Laguiole knives are truly and by far of the highest quality offer in the market today.

The Forge de Laguiole workshop is located in the tiny village of Laguiole, France - Pop. 1300 - where the Laguiole knife first appeared in the early 1800's. Interesting pages: Laguiole's history and facts.
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CONSTRUCTION & SIZE


Forge de Laguiole unique methods of forging, combined with tempering, gives this knife a perfect cutting edge. T12 alloy comes from the department of Isère, France and is exclusively made for FDL.

Spring & Bee: One piece forged (no soldered bee).
Bolster and Plates:
Forged T12 steel
Closed length: 3.54 inches (9 cm)
Blade length: 3 inches (7.62 cm)
Open length: 6.50 inches (16.51 cm)
Weight: Approx. 42 grams (1.50 oz.)

Forge de Laguiole's workshop is a member of the "Entreprise de Patrimoine Vivant". This award is presented to exceptional French manufacturers that produce outstanding products with remarkable know-how and ethics.

EVOLUTION OF A CHISELED BEE AND SPRING

What is a Chiseled bee & Spring model and why does it cost so much more than a standard Laguiole Knife?
There are many reasons a Laguiole knife can retail for much more than an other model of similar size and material. The finish of the metal, the construction of the spring and bee and above all the chiseling and filing of the spring & bee all contribute to the added cost. Most Laguiole knives do not have a forged bee and much less have a hand chiseled spring top and bee. The art of chiseling a spring & bee is very time consuming, sometimes over 1 hrs for a knife like the one bellow. Additionally, only the most skilled cutler/artist are used achieve this very complicated task. You can view the chiseling and filing stage on this YouTube video.

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