"LAGUIOLE", it's not what you think!
It is important to be aware that Laguiole is not a single manufacturer or a brand of knives but rather the name of a small village in the department of Aveyron in France. The village of Laguiole is where the famous Laguiole style of cutlery we know today first appear - more about Laguiole history here. The style of knives first appeared in the small village but unfortunately the name was never registered and, as a result became part of the public domain. It is a fact that anyone can use the name "Laguiole" and place it on cutlery related items regardless if the objects are made in France or have a 'Laguiole" design/style.
As of 2019 there are still no regulations associated with Laguiole cutlery. The name "Laguiole" is free to use on cutlery items by anyone - including you and it can be manufactured anywhere in the world. Now that you know more about it you probably understand why this style of cutlery is available in many not so glamours big box stores. Those knives are mass produced in Asia or in France. Laguiole Imports does not support any of those manufacturer, all Laguiole knives offered on our site are carefully hand made using traditions that are almost 200 years old.