This 12 cm handle Laguiole knife is entirely hand made in the village of Laguiole and features a forged LXC Carbon blade.Forge de Laguiole knives are by far 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: Horn Tip from domestic cattle. The tip of the horn is the hardest and most durable, Inferior horn handles are made from the bottom of the horn which will warp with time. Closed length: 12 cm / 4: 5/8 " Open length: 21.7 cm / 8.5/8" Spring & Bee: One piece forged T12 steel (no soldered bee) Blade: LXC CARBON-3.90 inches (9.90 cm)- 3 mm thick Weight: Approx. 84 grams (3 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.
MUST KNOW BEFORE PURCHASING A CARBON BLADE KNIFE Avoid leaving your carbon blade knife in damp environments for too long. Place a little food-grade mineral oil on all metal parts regularly. Dry the blade using a dry cloth after each use. Carbon knife blades are made using steels with a high carbon content, which is what makes it possible to achieve excellent hardness after heat treatment, guaranteeing the strength of the cutting edge, resistance to wear, and ease of sharpening. The hardness obtained after heat treatment are theoretically slightly greater in steels that do not contain chrome. The cutting strength is, therefore, better with a Carbon steel knife and sharpening is much easier than stainless steel blades that contain chrome. However, Carbon has a low resistance to corrosion caused by moisture, which means that certain precautionary measures are necessary when using and storing Carbon knives: we recommend that you avoid damp environments and that you dry the blade after each use.