The bee, one of the symbols of an Original Forge de Laguiole® knife, is carved with a file and an engraver. The legend goes that the Napoleonic imperial symbol was attributed to the citizens of Laguiole by Emperor Napoléon himself as a tribute to their courage shown in the services to the emperor.
The two bolsters (mitres) are forged and fixed on a metal liner, which will be drilled and polished before the assembly of the knives takes place. These bolsters are made of brass or steel, they help to protect the handle during daily use.
The Guillochage, a goldsmith’s skill, is the decoration composed of different line patterns, elaborated on the spine of the spring.