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Forge de Laguiole

Forge de Laguiole 9cm Knife Chiseled Bee & Spring Ebony

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DETAILS

Handmade in the village of Laguiole, France, the Forge de Laguiole collector's series feature a forged bee. Additionally, each bee is individually hand chiseled and registered to each craftsman. The spring and blade top are entirely hand filed. Each knife is completed by the same artisan 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: Ebony, Africa. (ebony is the world darkest wood)

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.

TECHNICAL ASPECTS AND SIZE

Blade:  3"" / 7.60 cm long - 3 mm thick made of forged T12 alloy.
Size & weight: Handle 9.4 cm - 3. 3/4" Approx. 56 grams (2 oz.)

Technical aspects: The blade of this knife is forged from T12 steel. This non-stainless metal alloy combines the durability and ease of sharpening found with carbon steel but without the rusting issues. Forge de Laguiole unique methods of forging, combined with tempering, gives this knife a perfect cutting edge. T12 alloy comes from the department of Isère, France and is exclusively made for FDL. The bolsters are made of solid cold forged brass and, as with all brass items will require periodic cleaning.

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 (see "Evolution of a Collector's series knife" bellow). You can also recognize a soldered bee by noticing a straight gap/ridge where the bee meets the spring.

Many Laguiole knives from all makers, including Forge de Laguiole, offer "soldered bees" models. Most Laguiole knives found on the market 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. The original Laguiole knives had forged bees like the one below.

What is a Chiseled bee & Spring model and why does it cost so much more than a standard Laguiole Knife?
There are many reasons a Laguiole knife can retail for much more than 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 and filing of the spring & bee all contribute to the added cost. 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 1 hrs for a knife like the one bellow. Additionally, only the most skilled cutler/artist are used achieve this very complicated task. You can view the chiseling and filing stage on this YouTube video.

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All engraved orders ship same or next business day depending on order time.
Our shipping schedule page has the most up to date information regarding shipping and turnaround.

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PRODUCT REVIEWS

Laguiole Repair & Warranty Support

 

Laguiole "Lifetime Warranties" have been abused by many manufacturers for decades. Some of them will honor it but most of them will not unless you are able to contact them in France and show a lot of patience and determination. Laguiole Imports strictly enforces all manufacturer warranties.

IF YOU PURCHASED YOUR ITEM FROM LAGUIOLE IMPORTS

If you are located in the United States we will handle the shipping fees to and from France for your repair or warranty service.In most cases, we will act on your behalf with the manufacturer and handle your claim quickly and efficiently (see details below).

IF YOU DID NOT PURCHASE YOUR ITEM FROM LAGUIOLE IMPORTS

For all brands except Forge de Laguiole (see tab below) we will not be able to handle your claim. You will need to contact the original retailer and most likely asked to ship your knife or corkscrew to France at your cost. Moreover, the manufacturer will require you to pay for the cost of the return shipping.

Broken chateau laguiole corkscrew

 

Laguiole "Lifetime Warranties" have been abused by many manufacturers for decades. Some of them will honor it but most of them will not unless you are able to contact them in France and show a lot of patience and determination. Laguiole Imports strictly enforces all manufacturer warranties.

 

IF YOU PURCHASED YOUR ITEM FROM LAGUIOLE IMPORTS

If you are located in the United States we will handle the shipping fees to and from France for your repair or warranty service.In most cases, we will act on your behalf with the manufacturer and handle your claim quickly and efficiently (see details below).

 

IF YOU DID NOT PURCHASE YOUR ITEM FROM US

For all brands except Forge de Laguiole (see tab below) we will not be able to handle your claim. You will need to contact the original retailer and most likely asked to ship your knife or corkscrew to France at your cost. Moreover, the manufacturer will require you to pay for the cost of the return shipping.

Forge de Laguiole Warranty

Forge de Laguiole offers a lifetime limited warranty against manufacturer defects.

Warranty and repair support are only available for Forge de Laguiole cutlery purchased from a U.S. retailer located within the United States (proof of purchase required).

If the item failure is deemed to be a manufacturer's defect you will not be charged any repair fees. If it was not a manufacturer's defect (i.e. bent foil cutter blade, screw, etc...) you will be informed of the repair cost in advance. Expected turnaround is up to 2 months Please complete the form below to start the process.

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Chateau Laguiole Warranty

 Chateau Laguiole offers a lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects.

If the item failure is deemed to be a manufacturer's defect you will not be charged any repair fees. If it was not a manufacturer's defect (i.e. bent foil cutter blade, screw, etc...) you will be informed of the repair cost in advance. Expected turnaround is up to 8 weeks at this time.  

Warranty and repairs support are only available for Chateau Laguiole purchased from Laguiole-Imports.com.
If your Chateau Laguiole was not purchased from us please contact the original retailer for warranty support.

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Fontenille Pataud Warranty

Fontenille Pataud aka "Gilles" offers a lifetime limited warranty againts manufacturer defects.

Warranty and repairs support are only available for Fontenille Pataud cutlery purchased from Laguiole-Imports.com.
If the item failure is deemed to be a manufacturer's defect you will not be charged any repair fees. If it was not a manufacturer's defect (i.e. bent foil cutter blade, screw, etc...) you will be informed of the repair cost in advance. Expected turnaround is up to 2 months Please complete the form below to start the process.

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Max Capdebarthes Warranty

Max Capdebarthes offers a limited warranty against manufacturer defects. Leather sheaths will be repaired or replaced at the discretion of the manufacturer if the sheath is found to be defective.
What is covered: Any product failure due to manufacturer defect. Issues like cuts, punctured leather or obvious signs of negligence are not covered under the warranty. Please contact us with any warranty claims, do not send an item to France directly as it may not be handled correctly.

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CODE38

Code38 professional wine knives carry a Manufacturer’s international warranty covering any defects in materials or workmanship for the lifetime of the product. This Warranty does not cover fair wear and tear, alteration or unreasonable use. Register your Code38 to be covered by the Lifetime Warranty.

Code38 takes extraordinary measures so your Code38 will give you many years of dependable service. If it doesn't, at our discretion the manufacturer will gladly repair or replace it with one of equal or greater value. This warranty does not cover abuse, alteration, theft, loss, or unauthorised and/or unreasonable use of your Code38 product. This warranty does not cover accessories, engraving, colour finishes, cleaning or sharpening. To obtain warranty service, it must be an approved return, please contact us

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*Disclaimer:The above warranties are offered by the manufacturer, not Laguiole Imports.
Laguiole Imports cannot be held responsible for any issues with the manufacturer related to a warranty claim.