Munin Pattern Damascus Blades: The damask blade comes from the superposition of layers of metal. Pounded, stretched and then dipped in acid – which blackens only carbon; artistic curves and patterns appear on the knife blade. This also results in great strength.
The Damascus steel is obtained from the more recent steelmaking method: powder metallurgy. Martensitic stainless Damascus steel obtained this way is equivalent to 116 layers of forged damask.
Stainless Damask requires no intensive maintenance. Just keep your Laguiole knife stowed away somewhere dry or in a leather case.
All Damascus blades will be satin finish; however, you may select the finish for the bolsters from the dropdown menu above.
There are many reasons a Laguiole knife can retail for much more than another model of similar size and material. The finish of the metal, the construction of the spring and bee and above all, the chiseling and filing of the spring & bee all contribute to the added cost. Most mass-market Laguiole knives have a soldered bee and very rarely a hand chiseled spring top and bee.
The art of chiseling a "one of a kind" folding knife is very time consuming, sometimes taking over one hour to complete the spring & bee alone. Additionally, only the most skilled cutlers/artists can achieve this very complicated task. You can view the chiseling and filing stage on this YouTube video.
Handmade in the village of Laguiole, France, Forge de Laguiole knives are truly and by far of the highest quality offered in the market today. Additionally, each masterpiece is entirely handmade by the same craftsman to ensure pride in the completed piece.
Blade: 3.5/8 / 9.20 cm long - 3 mm thick made of forged T12 alloy.
What's Included: Pocket knife - Gift box - Forge de Laguiole Certificate