Laguiole folding knives

Laguiole is a small village in central France and for the longest time , it had been a very isolated rural , harsh environment where they raised cattle , made cheese  and during the long winter months …some utilitarian pocket knifes .

Since then , this tiny village became world famous because of their cutlery , not their cheese ! Unfortunately they had trade marked the cheese and not the knife so many copies are being made all over the world using their decorative bee and name . Don’t be fooled…the price will be forgotten and  the quality will stay .

Before to start selling these  ( 22 years ago ) we decided to drive to Laguiole and get our education on the subject . It was an experience we have never forgotten . From Provence , it took us all day on tiny windy roads . Once we reached the plateau of Aubrac already frosted in November , it looked like landing on the moon !  We went on to visit the forge and meet the different craftsman and have been proud to sell only Authentic Laguiole knives in  our shop ever since ! Hand forged and put together by hand by one single craftsman , each knife is unique.  In a throwaway society, this is an object you will keep for the rest of your life, then leave to your grandchildren.

The carbon steel blade give these knives their edge …super sharp and vintage looking. Extra long solid horn , perfect for the table . His and hers steak knives ! Take them along when out to dinner at a nice restaurant …It’s the new French thing !

This is the Laguiole for the serious meat eater . The hunting knife is bold , rustic and fit perfectly in a man’s hand .

Raw blade keep an even more rustic look to this knife made of Ziricote wood

Elegant and polished in a rare very light and uniform color of horn

Plain handle knives look more like the old ones , no protection bolsters , vintage rivets , cross rivets on the handle in a polished buffalo horn

Carving details are on on the inside as well as on the top

One of a kind Fleur de Lys decoration took the place of the traditional bee . This is how people personalized their knife ; put a shamrock , a horse shoe , a heart…

Of course we also carry carving sets , cheese knives, sommeliers wine openers and steak knives

Traditional rustic wood knives , perfect for hiking and picnics.

New Laguiole knives delivery…

These are the nicest Laguiole knives we ever had. All special ordered and made just for us, one at a time by the best craftsmen. Amazing details and finishes.

The big ones are hunting knives but can be use as steak knives for meat lovers. On the one on top all the detail is in the wood grain and the amazing dark damask blade. Bottom one is more traditional with light cow horn and polished stainless steel.

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The best gift for a men …an authentic Laguiole knife !

 

In a throwaway society, here is an object you will keep for the rest of your life, then leave to your grandchildren. Laguiole the world’s most elegant knife.To the French , this is the tool of choice for uncorking the best wines, slicing saucisson, spreading pate, coating a slice of country bread with Roquefort.

In short, Laguiole cutlery is for living well…

 

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Classic folding knives in boxwood , buffalo horn, cow horn , buffalo crust , olive wood, amourette and ram crust .


DSCN2968 [1600x1200].JPGSommelier – wine bottle openers are available in buffalo horn and boxwood .

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Pocket knives with a corkscrew are perfect picnic companions


DSCN5941 (Large).JPGThe hunting knife , a big manly knife with a “brut de forge” blade

Ram crust folding knife : rustic yet sophisticated .

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” Le Mandailles ” with a “brut de forge” blade

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DSCN5945 (Large).JPGRosary instead of a cross decorate the handle

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Beautiful detail on the spring for this special knife


Ancestral model “Crocus” in a light color solid horn 

 

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The most special one : Double spring twisted  , full handle in buffalo horn , damascus blade

 

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Brushed stainless steel and Amourette wood handle .

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DSCN5952 (Large).JPGDetail of the spring …this knife is carved all the way to the back.

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Some more details of other knives:

 

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DSCN5958 (Large).JPGAll our knives have their bee forged as one piece with the spring ( it is not a separate piece that they weld onto the spring )

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We only order the best materials : exotic woods , solid horn (pointe de corne ) never the pressed horn that chip in the long run

DSCN5949 (Large).JPGBig rivets for the full handle knives …just like antique Laguiole were done.

DSCN2980 [1600x1200].JPGMost importantly , we carry real genuine Laguiole knives that are hand forged in laguiole . One craftman start and finish each knife and carve the spring as his signature . All knifes have forged bee and carved by hand springs ….we leave the cheap stuff for the internet sites as well as the copies. If it’s cheap , it cannot be handforged in France …

Know the difference , you’ll appreciate the quality !

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DSCN2956 (Large).JPGBest bread knife !

DSCN2955 (Large).JPGElegant and efficient cheese knife


The perfect gift to any man !