All objects can break regardless of quality, design or workmanship, it doesn't happen often but when it does can could find your self in a difficult and costly situation. This is the reason why we have developed an easy solution for our U.S. customer. If you ever are in need of a warranty claim or a repair for your Laguiole or other french knives we will be here for you. As long as you purchased cutlery item from us we will take of everything for you. Note that Laguiole Imports strictly enforces all manufacturer warranties.