Handmade in the village of Laguiole, France, the Forge de Laguiole collector's series feature a forged bee. Additionally, each bee is individually hand chiseled and registered to each craftsman. The spring and blade top are entirely hand filed. Each knife is completed by the same artisan to ensure pride in the completed piece.
Handle Material: Horn Tip / Bos Taurus (France) with needle/studs inlay - Tip of the horn is the hardest and most praised).
Blade: 3"" / 7.60 cm long - 3 mm thick made of forged T12 alloy.
Size & weight: Handle 9.4 cm - 3. 3/4" Approx. 56 grams (2 oz.)
What is a Chiseled bee & Spring model and why does it cost so much more than a standard Laguiole Knife?
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 Laguiole knives do not have a forged bee and much less have a hand-chiseled spring top and bee. The art of chiseling a spring & bee is very time consuming, sometimes over 1 hrs for a knife like the one bellow. Additionally, only the most skilled cutler/artist are used to achieve this very complicated task.
What's Included: Pocket knife - Gift box - Forge de Laguiole Certificate - Warranty & Repair Support