A Laguiole knife is sold, but not gifted.

This phrase sums up the superstition associated with giving a knife as a gift.

In order not to destroy the friendship or love between two people, it is customary to give a coin in exchange for a Laguiole knife.

The origins of this tradition are unclear, but they are shared by many cultures. The coin transforms the gift into an exchange, protecting the relationship. The coin is even said to bring good luck.


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