This elegantly designed pipe tool was handcrafted in the village of Laguiole, France The Calumet comes with three essential pipe elements: a scraper blade, a hinged pin and a flat miter for packing down tobacco. This tool also features the traditional bee, the shepherd cross, and an entirely hand file spring top.
Handmade in the village of Laguiole, France 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. 100% Made in Laguiole, France
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. Spring & Bee: 2 Piece Forged spring & Bee Blade: 2.42" / 6.12 cm long - 3 mm thick made of forged T12 alloy. Size: Handle 10 cm - 4" Weight: Approx. 60 grams (2.2 oz.) Bolsters & Liners: Forged T12 Steel
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.
Many Laguiole pocket knives from all most manufacturers, including Forge de Laguiole (7 cm knives) offer "soldered bees" models. Most Laguiole knives found on the market 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. The original Laguiole knives had forged bees.