Laguiole en Aubrac Folding Pocket Knives 9cm or 7cm
Laguiole Handcrafted Production Makes Each Authentic Laguiole Knife Unique.
This humble farmer’s knife was first created in 1829, in Laguiole, a small mountain village of the Aveyron, in southwestern France. The bee decorating the spring plate would eventually become the prestigious symbol of France’s most celebrated knife. There are 109 production steps for a one-piece knife, 166 for a two-piece and 216 for a three-piece model. The knives of today have a spring-stop that protects the blade upon closing. But when folding his knife, the connaisseur will do so softly,thus respecting both the Aveyronnais proverb, “ressort silencieux vivra vieux” “silent springs make better lives” and the tradition according to which only the head of the household was allowed to snap his blade shut, thus asking the family to clear the table.