Excellent condition 9cm Authentic Forge de Laguiole pocketknife with matching leather sheath. Own one of the finest handmade Laguiole knives available in the world. Forge de Laguiole's blades are are made of a unique blend of metal alloy that is French made and called "T12". This forged alloy was developed exclusively by Forge de Laguiole, it will not rust. The result is a blade that has the qualities of stainless steel (will not rust or stain) and the sharpening qualities of a carbon blade.
Knife blade is stamped with Forge de Laguiole logo and laguiole origine garantie T12. The reverse is stamped France. Handmade in the village of Laguiole France, Forge de Laguiole knives are among the highest quality Laguiole available in the world today. Each one is entirely hand crafted by a single master craftsman to insure pride in the completed piece. The Forge de Laguiole workshop is located in the village of Laguiole, France where the Laguiole knife was invented in the early 1800s.Unlike most Laguiole manufacturers, Forge de Laguiole does not outsource any suppliers outside of France. The Forge de Laguiole workshop is located in the tiny village of Laguiole, France - Pop. 1300 - where the Laguiole knife first appeared in the early 1800's. Each FORGE DE LAGUIOLE knife takes several hours or even days to manufacture. Over 40 successive steps are needed to realize one.
The quality of the finish, the strength of the blade and the spring, the thickness of the bolsters and plates, as well as the accuracy of the calibration are the elements that contribute to its longevity. Forge de Laguiole integrates all these manufacturing steps. The blades are forged and tempered on-site at Forge de Laguiole. Each model is assembled and shaped by the same cutler: One man, one knife.
The shape of the knife must respect the general outline determined by the cutlers of the nineteenth century. Today that view inspires many designers. Forge de Laguiole manufacture offers several types of forged steels to satisfy lovers of traditional patterns and those of more modern knives. Carbon steel is the oldest.
The new T12 stainless steel was designed specifically for the Forge and holds its luster and edge superbly. To clear up confusion regarding genuine Laguiole knives, the name Laguiole is the name of the village Laguiole knives were first made in the 1800s. The name of the village couldnt be copyrighted, so now many cheap copies stamped Laguiole are available that bear the Laguiole name. Top makers of genuine handmade Laguioles are FORGE DE LAGUIOLE, Laguiole en Aubrac, Fontenille Pataud, and G. David, and a select few others.
The item "FORGE DE LAGUIOLE 9CM POCKETKNIFE WITH MATCHING LEATHER SHEATH. T12" is in sale since Thursday, November 1, 2018.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Folding Knives\Modern Folding Knives\Custom & Handmade". The seller is "jimpee" and is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras.