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Laguiole Traditional Knife 11 cm Guilloche Mother of Pearl - A

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The Laguiole knife first appeared in the tiny village of Laguiole, France, during the early 1820s. Several decades after, the manufacturing expanded to the more industrialized city of Thiers, France, where this knife was made.
This knife was entirely handmade in Europe's capital of cutlery, "Thiers." The "Gilles®" Fontenille Pataud collection of knives are considered by many to be some of the best pocket knives money can buy. All Knives offered by Gilles are entirely made by a single craftsman, ensuring pride of ownership of the final piece.

Technical aspects: This 11 cm handle Laguiole folding knife features a forged bee, a full-length hand chiseled spring, and of course, the famous shepherd cross on most models (check photo). This knife also features a solid hardened blade stop to help prevent the blade's edge from making contact with the inner area of the spring.

Guilloche: The Guilloché series features additional chiseling of the spring, liners (top & bottom), and the entire blade top edge.

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.

Most inexpensive Laguiole pocket knives found on the market have a soldered bee. Adding the bee to the spring by soldering saves time and money; this is why the cost of soldered bee knives can be substantially less. The original Laguiole knives had forged bees. 

You will receive the actual folding knife shown in the photos.
No one wants to view photos of a beautiful and unique knife and receive something not even close to the representative image; this is why we take pictures of each piece. Select your One-Of-A-Kind knife!

Things to Look For
The file work on the springs (top of handle) are individually hand filled by a French artisan, therefore all are different. Additionally, two handles made from the same material can have very different patterns.

You need to know

  1. If you do not checkout after adding this unique folding knife to your cart, someone else may purchase it.
  2. After purchasing this knife the unique photo(s) may be replaced within hours. Feel free to save the actual photos of your knife for personal use.

Mother of pearl, also known as nacre, is a crystallized mineral compound that forms on the inner shell layer of certain mollusks. It is a strong, resilient, and iridescent substance, composed of tiny stacked and interlocking platelets held together by silk-like proteins, mostly conchiolin.

Mollusks produce mother of pearl in response to foreign irritants that enter their shells. Whenever such irritants enter the mollusk, it releases layers of nacre that coat the irritant, forming a protective layer.

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.

french flag color with made in france text

leather sheaths and warranty by fontenille pataud france

Blade: Stainless Swedish 12C27 steel, 3 mm thick. Hardness: 56-57 Hrc.
Plates: 1.5 mm stainless.
Decorated Spring: 3 mm stainless - Hand file work
Blade Size: 9.20 cm (3.60")
Handle Size: 11 cm (4.33")
Open Size: 20.20 cm (8")
Weight: ~ 70 grams (2.46 oz.)

Laguiole Traditional Knife 11 cm Guilloche in adult hand to show size

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

The Laguiole knife first appeared in the tiny village of Laguiole, France, during the early 1820s. Several decades after, the manufacturing expanded to the more industrialized city of Thiers, France, where this knife was made.
This knife was entirely handmade in Europe's capital of cutlery, "Thiers." The "Gilles®" Fontenille Pataud collection of knives are considered by many to be some of the best pocket knives money can buy. All Knives offered by Gilles are entirely made by a single craftsman, ensuring pride of ownership of the final piece.

Technical aspects: This 11 cm handle Laguiole folding knife features a forged bee, a full-length hand chiseled spring, and of course, the famous shepherd cross on most models (check photo). This knife also features a solid hardened blade stop to help prevent the blade's edge from making contact with the inner area of the spring.

Guilloche: The Guilloché series features additional chiseling of the spring, liners (top & bottom), and the entire blade top edge.

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.

Most inexpensive Laguiole pocket knives found on the market have a soldered bee. Adding the bee to the spring by soldering saves time and money; this is why the cost of soldered bee knives can be substantially less. The original Laguiole knives had forged bees. 

You will receive the actual folding knife shown in the photos.
No one wants to view photos of a beautiful and unique knife and receive something not even close to the representative image; this is why we take pictures of each piece. Select your One-Of-A-Kind knife!

Things to Look For
The file work on the springs (top of handle) are individually hand filled by a French artisan, therefore all are different. Additionally, two handles made from the same material can have very different patterns.

You need to know

  1. If you do not checkout after adding this unique folding knife to your cart, someone else may purchase it.
  2. After purchasing this knife the unique photo(s) may be replaced within hours. Feel free to save the actual photos of your knife for personal use.

Mother of pearl, also known as nacre, is a crystallized mineral compound that forms on the inner shell layer of certain mollusks. It is a strong, resilient, and iridescent substance, composed of tiny stacked and interlocking platelets held together by silk-like proteins, mostly conchiolin.

Mollusks produce mother of pearl in response to foreign irritants that enter their shells. Whenever such irritants enter the mollusk, it releases layers of nacre that coat the irritant, forming a protective layer.

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.

french flag color with made in france text

leather sheaths and warranty by fontenille pataud france

Blade: Stainless Swedish 12C27 steel, 3 mm thick. Hardness: 56-57 Hrc.
Plates: 1.5 mm stainless.
Decorated Spring: 3 mm stainless - Hand file work
Blade Size: 9.20 cm (3.60")
Handle Size: 11 cm (4.33")
Open Size: 20.20 cm (8")
Weight: ~ 70 grams (2.46 oz.)

Laguiole Traditional Knife 11 cm Guilloche in adult hand to show size

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