Laguiole Traditional 12 cm Classic Range Juniper Burl - L12G
Sober, elegant and timeless, the Laguiole knife 12 cm folded leavings the most famous french knife. We wanted a handmade and high-end Laguiole knife: massive forged bee, freehand file worked spring and taditional shepherd's cross. This Laguiole knife is like the whole of our production: 100% Made in France.
Our specialty: Personalize your knife (first name, initials, date...) with a beautiful engraving of the spring produced by a professional engraver. The engraving is performed before the file work (guillochage) and the heat treatment.
Hand chiseled and forged spring
The traditional bee is solid and forged into the spring. The spring and bee are then hand-chased with a file : This denotes artisan quality, unlike inexpensive mass market products that have welded springs and are machine decorated.
Traditional Shepherd's cross inlayed
Legend reports the shepherds of the Central Massif used their knife in the ground to pray, this cross remains a characteristic sign of the Laguiole knife.
14C28N Stainless steel blade
The beauty of your blade is guarenteed for lifetime. We also offer stainless steel Damascus blade from Damasteel®: each blade is one of a kind.
Before the laguiole knife was the capuchadou knife, this basic knife had a fixed blade, a long drawn point and was made of thick steel. This old laguiole knife was a real tool for this people who used it in daily work: cook the meal, field work or animals care...
At this time, this first laguiole knife wasn't yet a folding knife and was handmade with rustic material.
In France, during several century, each region had his own knife, a big part of it disappeared although the laguiole knife which is become the most famous french knife in the world.
The laguiole design evolved years after years: fixed blade to folding blade, straight blade to "Yatagan" blade, bee spring and shepherd's cross, laguiole knife corkscrew and lock-back system.
Nowadays, the laguiole knife story is still evolving.
Traditional Laguiole knife signed by Gilles: a solid bladestop is provided on all of our springs, that shall keep a long time the edge of the blade, the traditionnal bee is forged into the spring. These details create a unique Laguiole knife, making each knife one of a kind.
Handle: Best Juniper burl from southern France, 8 mm slabs. A surprisingly fragrant knife ! Traditionnal "shepherd's cross" inlay.
Blade : Swedish Stainless 12c27 Sandvik steel, 3 mm thick . Hardness : 56-57 Hrc. We also offer a 60Hrc hardenned special RWL34 swedish powder stainless steel for those who love knives with a longer sharp edge.
Weight & Size : 12cm folded, 21.5 cm open, approx.90 g.
Spring : The spring is made from a 3mm thick stainless steel Z20c13. A solid bladestop is provided on all of our springs : that shall keep a long time the edge of the blade. The traditionnal bee is solid, and forged into the spring. The whole spring & bee are then hand chased with a file. This denotes artisan quality, unlike inexpensive mass market products that have welded springs and are machine decorated. These details create a unique Laguiole knife, making each knife one of a kind.
Plates & bolsters : 1,2 mm thick stainless steel with 2 solid bolsters. You can also choose brass (see options) at the same price
Assembling : traditional, hand made silvernickel rivets.
Included : numbered guarantee certificate , simple leather pouch.