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Alto Braco 12 cm Brut de Forge Pocket Knife - Limited Edition

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 This model is limited to 250 units worldwide.

The handle of this limited edition folding knife is made from an Oak beam recovered during the renovation of a centuries-old "Buron" (a Shepherd's Hut) located on the Aubrac's high plateau in Aveyron, France. It is believed that such structures (usually impossible to date) can easily be over 200 years old, making the actual oak used during the original construction at least 3 to 4 hundred years old.

"Alto Braco" is the original name in Occitan of the Aubrac National Park and translates to "High-Plateau".

a buron located on the aubrac high plateau in france. a buron is a Shepherd's Hut

a Buron (a Shepherd's Hut) on the Aubrac's high-plateau

Handcrafted in the village of Laguiole, France, Forge de Laguiole knives are truly and by far of the highest quality offered in the market today. The Carvé series offers a hand-carved bee and spring without the higher cost usually associated with such knives. This Laguiole knife is entirely handmade in the village of Laguiole and features a forged T12 steel blade. Additionally, each masterpiece is entirely handmade by the same craftsman to ensure pride in the completed piece.

Handle Material:  Recycled Oak 

  • - Forged bolsters & spring
    - One Piece Forged Bee & Spring
    - Limited & Numbered edition (250 models)
    - Included: Gift box & numbered Certificate 
    - Warranty & Repair Support
    - 100% Made in the village of Laguiole, France

    What is a One Piece Forged Bee & Spring?
    When a bee is an integral part of the forged spring, it is called a "Forged Bee"; the bee was not added afterward.
    Many Laguiole pocket knives from most manufacturers, including Forge de Laguiole (i.e., 7 cm knives), offer "soldered bees" models. The process of adding the bee to the spring by soldering saves time and money; this is why the cost of soldered bee Laguiole knives can be substantially less. The original Laguiole knives had forged bees.

    How do I recognize a Forged Bee & Spring?
    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.

Shop from over 100 French Made Leather Sheaths

Max Capdebarthes is a master leather craftsman located in the tiny (pop. 800) 12th-century village of Sauveterre de Rouergue in the southwest of France.

Each sheath is made from carefully selected genuine cowhide. Mr. Max Capdebarthes is considered by most knife manufacturers as the best leather craftsman in Europe, perhaps the world.
Many acclaimed cutlers, such as Forge de Laguiole, Fontenille Pataud and Chateau Laguiole contracts Max for their needs.