Blade: 14C28N Swedish stainless steel, 2.5 mm thick, 58-59 Hrc.
Metal Finish: Brushed
Plates: 1.25 mm stainless.
Decorated Spring & lock-back system: 2.5 mm stainless - Hand file work
Blade Size: 7.40 cm (2.92")
Handle Size: 9.30 cm (3.66") including back lock release
Open Size: 16.7 cm (6.57")
Weight: ~ 44 grams (1.6 oz.)
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. 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.