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.