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|Weight||Approx. 56 grams (2 oz.)|
|Material||Compressed cotton fabric. This high-density U.S. made material is harder than wood and is highly resistant to water.|
|Blade / foil cutter||3" / 7.60 cm long - 3 mm thick made of forged T12 alloy.|
|One-piece forged spring & bee||One piece forged T12 (no soldered bee).|
|Includes||Pocket knife - Gift box - Forge de Laguiole Certificate - Warranty & Repair Support|
In 1828, the first cutler settled in Laguiole to make a living from his trade. It was also at this time that the first closing knife was made, the straight Laguiole knife, a knife with a Bourbonnaise blade with a centered point, a fly without decoration and a spring with a lock.
Between 1850 and 1860, the current shape of the Laguiole knife was gradually refined.
As early as 1880, the first 3-piece knives were designed and manufactured. They are composed of a corkscrew following the request of the Aveyronnais left to conquer the Parisian cafés.
In 1909, the first bee appeared on a Laguiole knife. According to the legend, its presence on the knives, is a tribute to the courage of the inhabitants of Laguiole by the emperor Napoleon himself.
The First World War will lead to the disappearance of a part of the workforce in Laguiole, of which only three craftsmen will continue to manufacture a very small quantity of Laguiole knives.
In 1985, Jean-Louis Cromieres, the mayor of Laguiole, organizes the restart of the Laguiole knife production with a team from the Aubrac plateau. This is the birth of Forge de Laguiole® which makes this dream come true in 1987.
Its landscape with a strong personality impresses with its immense beauty and singular tranquility. Giving off a special energy, the village is the ideal melting pot, which inspires day after day, our cutlers.
Each Forge de Laguiole® knife bears the signature of their cutlers. The quality of the knives and corkscrews is the expression of the power and beauty of our landscape and our remarkable environment.
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