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Forge de Laguiole

Forge de Laguiole Knife 12 cm Full Handle 5000 years old Oak

Important Warranty Info
  • Forge de Laguiole 12cm Full Handle Knife - Chiseled Bee & Spring, Sub Fossilised 5000 years old Oak. This Laguiole knife is entirely handmade in the village of Laguiole and features: Forged T12 steel blade and fully and chiseled dual metal liners. This piece features a hand-chiseled bee and spring top. also features the traditional shepherd cross found on most high-end traditional Laguiole cutlery and a hand-chiseled spring top and bee. 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 fully handmade by the same craftsman to ensure pride in the completed piece.

    Note: The Forge de Laguiole workshop is located in the village of Laguiole, France where the Laguiole knife was invented in the early 1800s. More about Laguiole knives' history here. Become a Laguiole knife expert by learning the facts here

    Fact! Unlike most French Laguiole manufacturer Forge de Laguiole does not outsource any suppliers outside of France.

    What's included: Knife - Gift Box - Gift Bag - Certificate from the manufacturer 

  • Size: 12 cm / 4: 5/8 in (closed) 8. 5/8 in (open) - Weight: 3.2 oz 
    Blade: Forged T12
    Liners:
     Forged T12
    Spring & Bee: T12 steel - Produced exclusively for Forge de Laguiole, T12 steel combines durability, rust resistance and ease of sharpening. Although T12 will not rust it is not a stainless steel, it's a unique "hybrid" metal alloy. Forge de Laguiole's unique methods of forging, combined with tempering, give this knife a perfect cutting edge. The T12 steel comes from the Isere region of France. Beware....of manufacturers that are offering 12c27 Sandvik stainless steel and are using terms like "Forged in Laguiole " the blades of such knives are usually stamped from sheath metal. All Forge de Laguiole blades are forged from T12 steel rods. Stamping a blade reduce the cost of a knife's blade dramatically. More details about forging here
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    Handle Material: Sub-fossilized 5000 old Oak unearthed in the Rhin valley, France
    Please note: You will receive the actual knife pictured on this listing - What you see is what you get!
    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 soldered bee by noticing a straight gap where the bee meets the spring. Many Laguiole knives from all makers and prices offer"soldered bees" models, most Laguiole knives found anywhere 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. Fact!: The original Laguiole knives had forged bees. What is a Chiseled bee & Spring model and why does it cost so much more than a standard forged bee? There are many reasons a Laguiole knife can cost a lot 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 of the spring and bee. 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 2 hrs for a knife like the one on this listing. In addition to this, only the most skilled cutler/artist are used to achieve this very complicated task. The birth of a hand chiseled forged bee pictured below.
  • Forge de Laguiole offers a lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects. Item will be replaced or repaired at the discretion of the *manufacturer. What is cover: Any product failure due to manufacturer defect. Issues like bent screw or blade will be repaired but are not covered by the manufacturer warranty. We offer free warranty support (click here for details). Please contact us with any warranty claims, do not send an item to France directly as it may not be handled correctly. *Disclaimer: The above warranty is offered by the manufacturer, not Laguiole Imports. Laguiole Imports cannot be held responsible for any issues arising from a warranty claim.
  • This Forge de Laguiole folding knife is made of T12 stainless steel, this type of metal does not require any maintenance. Please do not immerse your knife in water or place it in the dishwasher, doing so will be detrimental to the handle material and will void your warranty. Periodically place a couple drops of lubricant on the axle of all moving parts. We recommend the use of oil-free Sentry-Solutions-Tuf-Glide 1/4 oz Pen Applicator here.
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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 PURCHASED YOUR ITEM OVERSEA OR FROM AN OTHER U.S. RETAILER

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 PURCHASED YOUR ITEM OVERSEA OR
FROM AN OTHER U.S. RETAILER

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 offers a lifetime limited warrantyagainst manufacturing 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 Warranty

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.