Forge de Laguiole

Forge de Laguiole Tradition 11 cm Cattle Bone

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This knife is handmade in the village of Laguiole and has a forged bee and T12 steel blade. Each has been crafted with pride by a single master cutler, ensuring that each masterpiece is unique to its craftsman's work ethic!

The Forge de Laguiole workshop is located in the tiny village of Laguiole, France - Pop. 1300 - where the famous knife first appeared in the early 1800s. Today, Forge de Laguiole represents the pinnacle of quality in the Laguiole cutlery business. Their reputation for integrity, ethics, and innovative designs has made this small 100 employees company the "Must Have" Laguiole luxury brand.

Forged Bee

When you look below it, you can recognize a forged bee where it meets the decorated spring. If you do not see any gaps, it's a good sign that the bee and spring are 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.

Many Laguiole pocket knives from most manufacturers, including Forge de Laguiole (7 cm knives), offer "soldered bees" models. Most Laguiole knives found on the market are solder bee models. Adding the bee to the spring by soldering saves time and money; this is why the cost of soldered bee knives can be substantially less. The original Laguiole knives had forged bees.

forge de laguiole seal

Cattle Bone (Bovine, France). Note that it is not unusual to find areas of different shades of beige or/and small streaks of darker colors within the bone. These features only contribute to the uniqueness of such material. 

Forge de Laguiole pocket knives are shipped same business day from Florida when ordered by 2 PM Eastern time. UPS delivery can be expected in 1 to 3 business days depending on destination. International shipping options are available at checkout.

The ultra-modern Forge de Laguiole workshop was created by French designer
Philippe Starck and feature an 18 meters (58 feet) gleaming blade
soaring into the sky above Laguiole.
Forge de laguiole shop designed by French designer Philippe Starck

* We provide free U.S. base warranty and repair support for Forge de Laguiole items purchased from one of our U.S retailers or Laguiole-Imports.com.
Forge de Laguiole items purchased overseas or from an unauthorized retail channel will need to be shipped to France and back to the U.S. at the owner's expanse. The original retail channel will need to be contacted for assistance.

  • Closed length: 4.33 inches (11 cm)
  • Open length: 8 inches (20.30 cm)
  • Spring & Bee: One piece forged (no soldered bee).
  • Blade: 3.67 inches (9.32 cm) - 3 mm thick made of forged T12 alloy.
  • Weight: Approx. 85 grams (3 oz)
  • Bolsters & Liners: Forged T12 Steel

Forging a knife blade at Forge de Laguiole

a forge de laguiole blade in the forge.

Hand wash only, do not immerse in water. We Recommend the use of Tuf-Glide Oil-Free Lubricant 1/4 oz Pen. Periodically place a couple of drops of lubricant on the axle of all moving parts.

Sentry-Solutions Tuf Glide 1/4 oz. Pen-Applicator

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.