Laguiole Gentleman Damascus Range White Mammoth ivory and Mokume-Gane bolster

Laguiole Gentleman Damascus Range White Mammoth ivory and Mokume-Gane bolster - L8IMBMGDI

Quantity

  • Rose Stainless Damascus 120l
  • Vinland Damascus Stainless Steel 160l
  • Mokume-Gane Ferus
  • No inlay , classical bee (as shown on the picture)
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The Laguiole Gentleman knife is smaller than the Laguiole Sport knife, but it still remains a robust and efficient Laguiole knife.

Customize your knife

Customize your knife

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.

Lock-back sytem

Lock-back sytem

Its solid blade is safely locked while using, thanks to its precision mechanism, in addition this mechanism provides smoothness while using.

Hand chiseled and forged spring

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.

Stainless steel damascus blade

Stainless steel damascus blade

The Damascus steel we’re using is from Damasteel® and the patterns will last the life of the knife.

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.

In the Fontenille Pataud workshop, our craftsmen traditionally handmade outstanding knives for several generations, as usual in the city of Thiers. Each one of our knifemakers hopes to create especially for you a sustainable product that will become your every day to carry.

We are proud to say that our knives are handed down and offered from generation to generation, such as the Laguiole with lock-back system, which allows a safe use. Much more than knives, our Laguiole made in France are true life partners.

Technical details

The Laguiole Sport knife was created in 2003 with Robert Beillonnet, awarded best French knife maker in 1997 and 2000. This Sport Laguiole knife is from far the best large Laguiole locking blade of the market. Its solid 3.50mm thick blade is safely locked while using, thanks to its precision mechanism. A solid blade stop is provided to hold a long life edge. A nice horizontal-vertical wearing leather sheath with a sharpener (both made in France) is included.

These stainless Damascus models can be collected or used as everyday carry. The Damascus steel we’re using is from Damasteel® and the patterns will last the life of the knife. The Damascus Sport Laguiole knife is a premium choice for connoisseurs.

Handle: Polished fossilized mammoth ivory.

Blade & Bolster: Rose pattern 120 layers Damascus stainless steel, 3.50mm thick. Hardness: 56-57 Hrc. Made with a Mokume-gane (wood grain metal) bolster. Mokume-gane is a Japanese metalworking procedure which produces a mixed-metal laminate with distinctive layered patterns, as well as that laminate itself. It describes the way metal takes on the appearance of natural wood grain.

Size and weight: 10.5cm folded, 18.5cm open, approx. 125 grams.

Technical tips: Smooth and easy opening system. The 'Bee' spring with its lock-back secure system is made from 3mm thick stainless steel Z20c13. A solid hardenned bladestop is provided: that helps maintain the edge of the blade. 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. These details create a unique Laguiole knife, making each knife one of a kind.

Included: Numbered Guarantee certificate, leather pouch.

Customers testimonials

My Laguiole arrived today and it is a real work of art, which I will treasure and eventually pass down to my son (not too soon I hope) One day I hope I will be in a position to buy a Damascus version.

Phil K. (UK)

Hello,Merci, Knife arrived yesterday, excellent finish to knife, very pleased with lettering.

Tjalling V. (Netherlands)

The Chamois that I ordered for my son came last week and it is beautiful. He is thrilled with it and I know will treasure it for the rest of his life.

Alex D. (USA)

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We shipped our knives worldwide since 1999.

100% Handmade in France

Fontenille Pataud was founded in 1929 and quickly became recognized as a manufacturer of high-end knives.