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Forge de Laguiole 11cm knife Chiseled Bee - Damascus Blade - Walnut Boxwood Handle

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LAGUIOLE 11 CM KNIFE CHISELED BEE - DAMASCUS BLADE - WALNUT & BOXWOOD HANDLE

This Laguiole knife is entirely hand made in the village of Laguiole and features: Forged T12 steel blade, bolster, and liners. This piece also features the traditional shepherd cross found on most high-end traditional Laguiole cutlery and a hand-chiseled spring top, bee and a hand forged Damascus blade.
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. Additionally, each one of this master piece is fully handmade by the same craftsman to ensure pride in the completed piece. More details below.


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  • ENGRAVING GUIDE
  • WARRANTY

 

This Knife Features a Forge Bee

You can recognize a forged bee when you look just below it, where it meet the decorated spring. If you do not see any gaps its 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 where the bee meet the spring. Many Laguiole knives from all makers and prices offer"soldered bees" models, most Laguiole knives found anywhere are solder bee models. The process of adding the bee to the spring by soldering it saves time and money, this is why the cost of soldered bee knives can be substantially less. Fact!: The original Laguiole knives had forged bees

 

and a Chiseled Bee & Spring Top

There are many reasons a Laguiole knife can cost a lot more then 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 of the spring and bee. 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 2 hrs for a knife like the one on this listing. Additionaly only the most skilled cutler / artist are used to achieve this very complicated task


All Metal parts: Forged T12 steel. Produced exclusively for Forge de Laguiole, T12 steel combines durability, rust resistance and ease of sharpening. Forge de Laguiole's unique methods of forging combined with tempering, give this knife a perfect cutting edge. The T12 steel comes from the Isere region of France.
Beware.... of manufactures that are offering 12c27 Sandvik stainless steel and are using terms like "Forged in Laguiole " (or wherever they want you to believe they are). 12c27 stainless steel is a great metal but the blades of such knives are mass produced / stamped from sheath metal.
All Forge de Laguiole knife blades are made from forged T12 steel.

Size: 11 cm / 4.33 in (closed) 20.3 cm / 8 in (open)

This Forge de Laguiole folding knives is made of T12 steel, this type of metal does not require any maintenance. Please do not immerse your knife in water or place it in the dishwasher, doing so will be detrimental to the handle material and will void your warranty. Periodically place a couple drops of lubricant on the axle of all moving parts. We recommend the use of oil-free Sentry-Solutions-Tuf-Glide 1/4 oz Pen Applicator here

We do not engrave damascus blade

Chateau Laguiole offers limited warranty againts manufacturer defects. More details about the Chateau Laguiole warranty here


  • The Forge de Laguiole workshop is located in the village of Laguiole, France where the Laguiole knife was invented in the early 1800s. More about Laguiole knives's history here . Become a Laguiole knife expert by learning the facts here
  • Unlike most french Laguiole manufacturer Forge de Laguiole does not outsource any suppliers outside of France.
  • What's included:Knife - Gift Box - Certificate from manufacturer - Brochure
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We offers FREE 1 to 3 business days delivery on all U.S orders $39 and up. Orders under $39 are shipped Free via first class mail.

In most cases, you will receive your order within 2 business days from shipping day. Additionally, our international customers can receive orders within 2 to 3 business days by selecting our FedEx International Priority option at checkout ($35 flat rate fee), Free with orders $300 USD and up.

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All orders are shipped from zip code 32246, Florida, USA. We do not use drop-shippers, we own, store and ship our products directly from our Jacksonville location.

  • Priority Mail  (free shipping over $39 order) has significantly improved and now offer very reliable turnarounds. 1 to 3 business days can be expected depending on destination. In many cases, this service will be three days faster than UPS to the far western states. See USPS map commitments below or visit the USPS website for a specific address. Use shipping from zip code 32246.
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International Shipping - FREE on all order over $300

FedEx and UPS are both available. Choose "FedEx International Priority" or "UPS Express Saver" for 2/3 business days delivery (Local customs dependent).

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