When two icons of French heritage meet to retain time. UNESCO has classed the Mont Saint-Michel as a world heritage in 1979. The second most popular tourist destination in France after the Eiffel Tower, the Mont Saint Michel Bay belongs to the very select club of the most beautiful bays in the world. As for the abbey, founded and administered by canons at the beginning of the 9th Century, it passed into the more austere hands of the Benedictine monks in the early 10th Century.
The sisters of the Monastic Fraternities of Jerusalem replaced them in 2001. The spire of its bell tower surmounted by the archangel Saint-Michel, the silhouette of its two parts (the church-abbey and the “Merveille”) is one of the two visual signatures of the French landscape.
Forge de Laguiole celebrates the 30th anniversary of its founding this year. 30 years of existence that enabled it to relaunch and perpetuate the manufacture of the most famous knife in the place of its birth: the village of Laguiole in the Aubrac region.
Forge de Laguiole is delighted to commemorate this anniversary event with the Mont-Saint- Michel through an exceptional knife, the “sand knife”. Combining transition and innovation, this knife is characterized by its sand handle. The sand is extracted from the Mont St Michel bay and agglomerated with a natural resin. This unique patented process made in collaboration with Murs du Monde (http://www.mursdumonde.com ) represents a genuine first in the history of international cutlery. The sand is harvested in very small quantities within the framework of a prefectural authorization, in heavily sanded areas and therefore without any impact on the environment.
This steak knife set was entirely hand made in the village of Laguiole. 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. 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 1800s.
Handle Material: Sand harvested in Mont-Saint Michel, France Note:The sand is agglomerated with natural resin and will not flake off or detach from the handle. This set is not dishwasher safe.
Blade:4.5/8" or 11.43 cm made of stainless steel Size & weight: 9.25" / 23.5 cm - 3.7 oz / 104 gm Bolsters & Liners:100% stainless steel. Each knife weighs around 3.7 oz - 105 grams