THE ART OF BEING UNIQUE - Each knife takes several hours or even days to create. Over 40 successive steps are needed to achieve just one. The quality of its finish, the strength of the blade and its spring, the thickness of its bolsters and plates, as well as the accuracy of its calibration are the elements that contribute to its lifespan. Forge de Laguiole integrates all these manufacturing steps. The blades and other components are forged in the village of Laguiole, France. Each model is assembled and shaped by the same cutler to assure accountability and pride of ownership of the final piece. The lines of the knife must respect the general profile determined by the Laguiole cutlers of the nineteenth century and today those same lines inspires many designers. Forge de Laguiole offers several types of forged steels to please aficionados of traditional Laguiole style as well modern knives. Carbon steel is the oldest, appreciated by collectors, it has a perfect edge and seasoned gracefully by changing colors and patina. The new T12 steel is unalterable, it retains its luster and sharpness over the years.