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Laguiole en Aubrac Forged Bee Folding Knife 4-5/8-in with Corkscrew, Mammouth Ivory
Laguiole en Aubrac Forged Bee Folding Knife 4.7-in with Corkscrew, Mammouth Ivory
Laguiole en Aubrac Forged Bee Folding Knife, Mammouth Ivory

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Product Code: L0312IVI-FSI1

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Laguiole knives were originally high-quality traditional Occitan pocket-knife made in the French village of Laguiole (pronounced "Layole") Aveyron, a region of southern France. Laguiole word is derivative of The Occitan word la gleisòla, which means small church. Occitan is a Romance language currently spoken in Southern France, Monaco, Italy's Occitan Valleys and Catalonia's Val d'Aran.

Unlike Champagne, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Sherry and many other names that have protected geographical designation of origin, the word laguiole is a generic term, not legally restricted to knives made in Laguiole, any one company or place of manufacture. Such knives are produced by a number of unrelated companies in southern France, in which 70% of production is coming from Thiers, a long-established centre of the cutlery industry. However a very small production of Laguiole knives are still hand-crafted in Laguiole by around thirty local craftsmen. This small production is of high quality, made in Laguiole en Aubrac following the purest tradition that make these knives so unique.

There are about 109 production steps for a one-piece laguiole, about 166 for a two-piece one, and about 216 for a three-piece model. This long process is what distinguishes true craftmanship from mass production and guarantees the unique qualities of each knife. Each unit is individually hardened, shapping and fitting, all these done by hand.

All Laguiole knives sold in this website are sourced directly from Laguiole en Aubrac and are the genuine kind made all by hand by a Laguiolee craftsman. Each piece or set will come with origin certificate and paperwork that guarantee pieces against manufacturing defects.

Laguiole knives are stamped with history and anecdotes of the last 160 years.

All Luxury folding knives offered by Laguiole en Aubrac are entirely made by a single craftsman from start to finish to insure pride of ownership of the final piece
  • Handle: 10,000 years old Genuine Mammoth Ivory
  • Handle Material's Origin: Siberia
  • Blade: 12C27 Sanvik Stainless steel
  • Weight: 3.3oz - 93gm
  • Size: 12 cm / 4: 5/8 in (closed) 21.7 cm / 8.5/8 in (open)
  • Finish: Mirror Polished 12C27 Stainless steel.
  • Thick, solid bolster made of fossilised mammoth ivory on each side
  • Each piece is assembled from start to finish in one sequence and by a single artificer. Around 1 1/2 hrs of labor by one craftsman to create this knife.
  • True to tradition, the spring is polished on the inside and forged as one piece with it's fly (forged bee). The bee is welded onto the spring
  • Hand chiseled spring top and bee
  • Slim, sinuous outline, with a narrow, tapered blade, steel backspring
  • The spring stops to prevent the blade from dulling when the user snaps it shut too fast
  • Single blade piece made of stainless Sanvik 12C27, a martensitic stainless chromium steel. The composition of carbon and chromium gives a unique combination of properties including: very high hardness, very high wear resistance and corrosion resistant.
  • A 'Shepherd's Cross' consisting of 6-8 inlaid metal wires forming a cross can be found on the handle of some laguioles from the end of the 19th century to the present day. This embellishment is a reference to a legend of Catholic shepherds in need of a cross for prayer during their seasonal migrations between the mountains and the plains. Far from any chapel or cathédrale, the shepherd would thrust his opened laguiole blade-down into the earth, exposing the visible cross on the handle for purposes of prayer
  • Blade shape follows the first Laguiole knives produced between 1829 and 1840
  • Canvas pouch, certificate of origin, L sticker mark
  • Knife features a corkscrewn
  • Includes a certificate of origin of Ivory
  • Hand made in Laguiole en Aubrac, France
  • Lifetime guarantee

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