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.) Bolsters & Liners: Forged T12
What is a Forged Bee? 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.
Many Laguiole knives from all makers, including Forge de Laguiole, offer "soldered bees" models. Most Laguiole knives found on the market are solder bee models. The process of adding the bee to the spring by soldering it saves time and money, this is why the cost of soldered bee knives can be substantially less. The original Laguiole knives had forged bees.
What's Included: Pocket knife - Gift box - Forge de Laguiole Certificate - Warranty & Repair Support