Some countries are famous for their mastering of particular arts and
crafts, but when it comes to traditional cutlery, the French region of
Laguiole wears the crown with pride.
Originally, Laguiole folding knives were not considered the luxury items
that they are today. They were simply tools carried by shepherds and
often used in prayer, as suggested by the subtle cross formation, known
as the Shepherd’s Cross or Rosary, upon the handle.
There really is more to these fascinating knives than meets the eye. For
example, every blade’s spring is hand-engraved to depict a horsefly or
bee, a symbol of immortality and resurrection, said to have been granted
to soldiers of the Laguiole region by Napoleon for their bravery. This
bee, along with the decorative spring, is forged from a single piece of
metal, while each knife is made from start to finish by a single cutler.
Finished in solid, genuine horn, this folding knife is more than a
tool: it’s a precious treasure to carry with you for a lifetime.
- Forged by Laguiole en Aubrac, France.
- Blade made from stainless steel.
- Handle made from bull horn.
- Blade and corkscrew fold away for safe storage.
- Features the trademark Laguiole Bee on the handle.
- Includes a drawstring canvas storage bag.
- Presented in a Laguiole gift pouch with ribbon.
- Please note that due to the unique nature of the materials used in this corkscrew, yours may differ from that shown above.
Handle: Solid Horn.
Blade Length: 9.5cm.