Delicacy, complexity, aesthetics: guillochage, a goldsmith's work, combines all of these. A particularly filigree pattern is created from several interweaving wavy lines. The decoration is worked into the front of our table knives and the nib of our folding knives.
The blades of our folding knives are hot forged from French steel and can have a shiny or satin finish. Thanks to our T12 steel, our blades have exceptional sharpness, excellent edge retention and remarkable sharpenability, while always maintaining the unalterability of the blade.
The bee on our knives from the Collection series by Forge de Laguiole® is chiselled by hand with a file and awl. According to legend, the presence of Napoleon's imperial symbol is a tribute to the courage of the people of Laguiole by Napoleon himself.
Precious wood, horn, bone or even mammoth molar - we carefully select the materials for our handles. By hand, our knifemakers carve and shape each individual handle.
To protect the handle in daily use, our knives are fitted with end bolsters. The so-called mitres are made of steel or traditionally of brass and close off the handle. They are individually forged and attached to the drilled and polished plates.
The blades of our knives are forged at 1000° in our manufactory. They are made of a French steel produced exclusively for Forge de Laguiole®. This T12 steel is the result of a clever combination of carbon and chrome - it ensures exceptional sharpness, excellent edge retention and remarkable sharpenability, while maintaining the unalterability of the blade.