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: Thuya burl harvested in Morocco, North Africa.
- 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