Forge de Laguiole 9cm Knife Chiseled Bee & Spring Thuya
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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 offered in the market today. Additionally, each one of this master piece is entirely handmade by the same craftsman to ensure pride in the completed piece.
Handle Material: Thuya, Morocco, North Africa. Spring & Bee: One piece forged (no soldered bee). Blade: 3"" / 7.60 cm long - 3 mm thick made offorged T12 alloy. Size & weight: Handle 9.4 cm - 3. 3/4" Approx. 56 grams (2 oz.) Bolsters & Liners: Forged T12 alloy
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.
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 another 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 mass-market 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 this one. Additionally, only the most skilled cutler/artist are used to achieve this very complicated task. You can view the chiseling and filing stage on this YouTube video.