Laguiole en Aubrac 6-Piece Steak Knife Set, Water Buffalo Handles

62C99BUIH

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$449.95
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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.


Features

  • Set of 6 heirloom-quality, handcrafted French steak knives with buffalo horn handle, shiny stainless steel blades, and matte finish stainless steel bolsters.
    Blades are made of Sandvik high-performance knife steel, which allows for razor sharpness, high hardness, exceptional toughness, and excellent corrosion resistance.
  • These knives are handmade by highly skilled artisans in the vicinity of Laguiole (region of Aubrac) in accordance with the region's knife-making traditions.
  • Exquisitely shaped and perfectly balanced, with a design that has been refined by generations of cutlers, these knives will be in your family for generations as well.
  • Presented in an elegant, high quality, wooden box. Made in France by Laguiole en Aubrac.