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).
Guilloche: The Guilloché series features additional chiseling of the spring, liners (top & bottom), and the entire blade top edge.
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.
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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Bocote - (Cordia spp.) Imported from CentraAmerica.
Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
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.
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.)