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12 cm Carvé Source Series - Olivewood Handle - Satin

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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: Olivewood harvested in France or Italy

  • - 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.