Forge de Laguiole 7cm Pocket Knife Snakewood Handle

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This small and elegantly designed pen knife was made in the village of Laguiole, France where the style of Laguiole cutlery first emerged in the early 1800sThanks to its small size, the 7 cm (2.3/4 inches closed) is perfect for any front pockets or a lady’s handbag.

Technical aspects: The blade of this knife is forged from T12 steel. This non-stainless metal alloy combines the durability and ease of sharpening found with carbon steel but without the rusting issues. Forge de Laguiole unique methods of forging, combined with tempering, gives this knife a perfect cutting edge. T12 alloy comes from the department of Isère, France and is exclusively made for FDL. The bolsters are made of solid cold forged brass and, as with all brass items will require periodic cleaning.

Forge de Laguiole knives are truly and by far of the highest quality offered in the market today. Additionally, each one of this master piece is entirely handmade by the same craftsman to ensure pride in the completed piece.

Handle Material: Snakewood aka Amourette (Brosimum guianense). This incredibly beautiful wood originates mostly in Brazil's Suriname valley. The part sold as snakewood is really the heartwood of the larger tree. This wood is usually felled with axes and carried on the backs of natives over streams and through snake infested jungle areas. Each tree felled is monitored and the Brazilian government has developed a strict permit process to control harvesting. The name was inspired by the snakeskin-like markings that decorate this exotic wood. Initially deep red in color, snake wood changes color upon being exposed to air, which makes the wood eventually turn reddish brown; as you see it today.

Blade:2.2/8" / 5.80 cm long made of forged T12 alloy.
Size & weight: Handle 7 cm (2.75") Approx. 20 grams (0.7 oz.)
Plates & bolster: 1.2 mm thick brass plates and 4 mm thick solid brass bolsters.

 

What's Included: Pocket knife - Gift box - Forge de Laguiole Certificate - Warranty & Repair Support