This is a Laguiole Corkscrew knife, also called a Laguiole 2 piece.
The Laguiole knife of the 1880s was modified to include a corkscrew in response to an increased demand for corked wine bottles in urban society. Furthermore, those from Aveyron who migrated to Paris in the 1950 and worked in Cafés yearned for their heritage, café owners and servers were proud to show off their 2-piece knife in the capital city.
Crafted entirely by hand in the village of Laguiole in France, this knife boasts a forged T12 steel blade. Forge de Laguiole knives stand out as unrivaled in quality among all other Laguiole styles in the market today. Each masterpiece is crafted wholly by the same skilled artisan, guaranteeing pride in the final piece.
What is a Forged Bee? 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.
A 12 cm Laguiole folding knife can be used as a steak knife; its open length is 8. 3/4" vs. ~9" for a standard steak knife. Why use such a knife at the dinner table or at your favorite steak house? Check out our article (new tab) for the surprising answer.
Horn Tip from domestic cattle. The tip of the horn is the hardest and most durable, Inferior horn handles are made from the bottom of the horn which will warp with time. Note that you can expect color variations within the horn.
Forge de Laguiole pocket knives are shipped same business day from Florida when ordered by 4 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.
* 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.
For best care, refrain from submerging in water and dry immediately. We recommend using Tuf-Glide Oil-Free Lubricant 1/4 oz Pen. Periodically apply a few drops of lubricant to the axle of all moving parts to maintain optimal performance.