This Laguiole knife is entirely hand made in the village of Laguiole and features a forged T12 steel blade, bolster and liners. 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 masterpiece is entirely handmade by the same craftsman to ensure pride in the completed piece.
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. Read more about Laguiole's history You can also become a Laguiole cutlery expert by learning some facts here.
Consider this: Forge de Laguiole is the most renowned Laguiole knife manufacturer in France.
Handle Material: Snakewood aka Amourette (Brosimum guianense). This incredibly beautiful wood originates mostly in Brazil's Suriname valley. The part sold as snakewood is really the heartwood of the larger tree. This wood is usually felled with axes and carried on the backs of natives over streams and through snake infested jungle areas. Each tree felled is monitored and the Brazilian government has developed a strict permit process to control harvesting. The name was inspired by the snakeskin-like markings that decorate this exotic wood. Initially deep red in color, snake wood changes color upon being exposed to air, which makes the wood eventually turn reddish brown; as you see it today.
What's Included: Pocket knife - Black gift box - Forge de Laguiole Certificate - Warranty & Repair support - Free Shipping & Free *Return (U.S only).
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.