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Shaping the Handle

The Handle

 The handle of the Laguiole knife can be shaped from a variety of materials
The most traditional handles are made of wood, horn or bon, the rarer ones from mother of pearl, coral, ivory and even mammoth tooth. The knife with a Snake wood handle (to the left) is particularly elegant. After the initial cutting in the sawing workshop, each side is shaped adjusted perfectly feet against the liners. For Forge de Laguiole, such precision is a sign of our commitment to quality.

From lumber to plates, to handle...

 The Forge de Laguiole has its own workshop for sawing the knives.
We select the best pieces of wood, horn and contemporary materials such as carbon or mineral acrylic. When we cut a horn in two the two sides are used on the same knife to assure a visual quality.


The same is true for the different types of wood. We work as much as we can with species of tree from the French countryside (oak, juniper, pistachio and olive). The exotic woods used are sourced as much as possible in respect of guidelines for the protection of endangered species. We also work in partnership with French government agencies in this area.
All materials are sculpted by hand.