Handcrafted in the village of Laguiole, France, Forge de Laguiole knives are truly and by far of the highest quality offered in the market today. The Carvé series offers a hand-carved bee and spring without the higher cost usually associated with such knives. This Laguiole knife is entirely handmade in the village of Laguiole and features a forged T12 steel blade. Additionally, each masterpiece is entirely handmade by the same craftsman to ensure pride in the completed piece.
Handle Material: Horn Tip from domestic cattle. The tip of the horn is the hardest and most durable, Inferior horn handles are made from the bottom of the horn which will warp with time.
- Forged bolsters & spring
- One Piece Forged Bee & Spring
- Hand-carved spring top
- Included: Gift box & Certificate
- Warranty & Repair Support
- 100% Made in the village of Laguiole, France
What is a One Piece Forged Bee & Spring?
When a bee is an integral part of the forged spring, it is called a "Forged Bee"; the bee was not added afterward.
Many Laguiole pocket knives from most manufacturers, including Forge de Laguiole (i.e., 7 cm knives), offer "soldered bees" models. The process of adding the bee to the spring by soldering saves time and money; this is why the cost of soldered bee Laguiole knives can be substantially less. The original Laguiole knives had forged bees.
How do I recognize a Forged Bee & Spring?
You can recognize a forged bee when you look just below it, where it meets the decorated spring. If you do not see any gaps, it's a good sign that the bee and spring were forged from the same piece of metal. You can also recognize a soldered bee by noticing a straight gap/ridge where the bee meets the spring.
Spring & Bee: One piece forged T12 alloy - Hand-carved bee and spring.
Blade: 3.25 / 7.90 cm long - 3 mm thick made of Forged T12 alloy.
Size: 12 cm / 4: 5/8 in (closed) 21.7 cm / 8.5/8 in (open)
Dual Liners: Forged T12 & Cold-Forged Brass
Bolsters: Forged T12 alloy
Weight: 3 oz - 84 g
Hand wash only, do not immerse in water. We Recommend the use of Tuf-Glide Oil Free Lubricant 1/4 oz Pen. Periodically place a couple drops of lubricant on the axle of all moving parts. More details here - $8.95