Laguiole 12 cm Nature Classic Amboyna Burl

The Laguiole Nature Pocket Knife is the epitome of French craftsmanship. By integrating a Teflon-assisted lock-back system and solid blade stop, this piece of art has ascended into one of our top picks. It's worth noting that the size of this knife also makes it an excellent choice for a folding steak knife.

Crafted entirely by a single expert, this knife hails from "Thiers," Europe's cutlery capital. Its unparalleled quality makes it one of the finest pocket knives on the market. Indulge in the pride of ownership from the Gilles® Fontenille Pataud collection and own a piece of exquisite French-made artistry.

Technical aspects: The exquisite 12 cm Laguiole knife is adorned with a forged bee, a full-length hand-chiseled spring, and the renowned shepherd's cross (see photos). 

What is a Forged Bee? Check below where the bee and spring meet to detect a forged bee. They were likely forged from the same metal if there were no gaps. Conversely, a straight ridge or gap where the bee connects with the spring suggests the bee was soldered.

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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 your favorite steak house? Check out our article (new tab) for the surprising answer.

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Narra, Amboyna burl. Amboyna is technically not a distinct species but is the name of the burl of several of the Narra Pterocarpus indicus species. Amboyna is among the most expensive and sought-after of all burls and is frequently sold as a veneer or as small turning/craft blanks.

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.

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leather sheaths and warranty by fontenille pataud france

Blade: 14C28N Stainless Steel, 3 mm thick. Hardness: 56-57 Hrc.
Plates & Bolster: 1.5 mm stainless.
Decorated Spring: 3 mm stainless - Hand file work
Blade Size: 9.77 cm (3.84")
Handle Size: 12.10 cm (4.76") including lock back release
Open Size: 22 cm (8.60")
Weight: ~ 99.2 grams (3.5 oz.)

Laguiole 12 cm Nature Guilloche placed on an adult man's hand for size perspective

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.Sentry-Solutions Tuf Glide 1/4 oz. Pen-Applicator