Handmade at the forge, in Laguiole
Complete control of the production, craftsmen know-how, high quality standards and History are Forge de Laguiole source of fame and signature appreciated by all connoisseurs.
Forge de Laguiole cutlery is handmade at the smithy (forge), assembled and polished by the same dedicated craftsman. The Laguiole steak knives are made of the extremely high-quality French T12 stainless steel, forged in-house by their blacksmiths, which makes them extremely resistant with an exceptional cutting edge. This is why Forge de Laguiole knives can be found on the tables of famous star chefs all around the world.
The bee, a Napoleonic imperial symbol says the legend, is carved with a file and an engraver and most of Forge de Laguiole steak knives feature the traditional shepherd's cross on the handle. The shepherds used to plant the blade of their knife in their bread. As the knife stood up vertically it made the shape of a cross with the bread, which provided them with a focus for their prayer.
The set: that set, called a "menagere", is composed of 6 traditional handmade Laguiole steak knives with their assorted 6 forks, 6 coffee (small) spoons and 6 soup (big) spoons. It comes in an oak wood box. You can choose the handles among the following precious woods:
- Olive wood (Olea Europaea) harvested in France
Juniper oxycedrus wood, also-known-as aromatic cedar, harvested in France
Ebony wood (Dispyros crassiflora ) harvested in Central Africa (Cameroon, Gabon...)
- Thuya wood (Thuya plicata) harvested in Morocco
A mix of those 4 woods (for example: 12 pieces (3 knives + 3 forks + 3 small spoons + 3 big spoons) made of olive wood + 12 pieces made of Juniper...Message us for the composition)
- A mix with other woods: the heart 5,000 years old Fossilized oak wood, Briar wood, Snakewood, Barrel oak wood or Birch wood. Spoons are only made on demand for those woods and require therefore and additional cost and time to produce (around 3 weeks).
Satin or Shiny finish: Forge de Laguiole precious wood handles offer the choice of satin (matte) or high polish (shiny) finish for their metal parts (bolsters, spring, bee, blade...)
Horn or Bone handles come with a shiny finish only, at the exception of the traditional Aubrac cow horn handle, which is assembled with matte stainless steel only.
Brand: Forge de Laguiole
Engraving / customization: Accesswine.hk is glad to offer you free diamond engravings of your text on the blade of the knives (6 knives, 6 free engravings). Forge de Laguiole offers 3 choices of font: Roman / Nelson or Bradley (see photo below). Add your text and font in Remark with your order.
We Recommend: do not use dishwasher. Forge de Laguiole traditional handles are made of noble woods or horns. Water will damage them. From time to time, you can nourish wooden handles with beeswax or a mineral oil.
Package: Oak wood box containing 24 pieces : 6 Laguiole steak knives + 6 forks + 6 coffee spoons (small) + 6 soup spoons (big)
Warranty: Forge de Laguiole cutlery is guaranteed against manufacturing defects without duration with one of the best after sales care and repairing service. Read more details about Forge de Laguiole warranty in our Q&A (what's covered, what's not, repairing process...).