Our online shop originated from the passion for these strikingly beautiful knives which are created by these cutlers with devoted love and whose tradition goes much further than some people would assume.
We are in close and friendly contact, and entertain cordial links with almost all the renowned cutlers‘ shops, working together to maintain the tradition and to keep even the smallest cutler alive. We are significantly involved in having made the Laguiole knives widely known and popular, as well as loved in Germany. When you buy a knife from us, we guarantee that this knife comes straight from the cutlers’ shop in France via us to your home. 100% original Laguiole, 100% hand made knives.
Laguiole, the place and the knives: Interesting background information
Laguiole, a peaceful village, is the capital city of the agricultural region of Aubrac in the French department of Aveyron in the region of Midi-Pyrénées. The village, around 1,000 m (3,280 ft.) above sea-level, lies between the well-known cities of Toulouse, Montpellier and Clermont-Ferrand.
Be it for a ski vacation, hiking or golf, Laguiole is worth a visit year-round for the active vacationer. It also offers a breath-taking landscape, making it an equally optimal destination for relaxation. Miles of paths and hiking trails through the Aubrac mountains, outlooks with breath-taking panoramic views, as well as tracks for fitness, horseback riding and mountain biking, are among the many things the region has to offer. Romantic cafés welcome visitors with a relaxing ambiance, while nearby Restaurants offer a superb culinary experience. Enthusiasts of gastronomy will also find numerous points of interest in the region.
The ancient village is characterized by its archaic ruins, offering a glimpse into the past. The buildings dating back to the sixteenth century, like the main church on the outskirts of town, give the village a historic ambiance and a unique flair. Granite, slate and basalt are the main components of the historically rich houses, giving the village a certain charm. The picturesque, narrow streets, as well as the old ruins, are reminiscent of the films of the Beast of Gévaudan, a creature whose mischief was attested starting in 1764 (according to historical accounts). For many years, the beast left the villagers outside of Laguiole holding their breaths. The Beast of Gévaudan skinned countless animals. The deaths of 102 people, exclusively women and children, were also pinned on the monster.
When you take a walk through the streets of Laguiole, you can easily send yourself back to the seventeenth century and imagine what life was like for the people who lived and worked there daily.
Had the world-renowned Laguiole pocketknives already existed, one or two villagers might have been able to defend themselves from the beast! For the village of Laguiole represents this traditional knife, handcrafted with love in the details and high quality standards. No creature or beast would have stood a chance against a Laguiole pocketknife...
Since the eighteenth century, knife making has been a traditional craft of the region. The first Laguiole pocketknives were created as early as 1829, and eventually became a standard tool for every farmer.
Nowadays, the Laguiole pocketknife, with its symbolic character, is one of the most celebrated knives in France. Many herds of animals call the region home, and the livestock sector is one of the region's largest sources of income. This is how a deep connection was established between Laguiole and its knife, whose handling, grip and versatility cannot be beat. The residents are proud of the fine handiwork that has since become well-known and much sought-after.
The precious knives are a part of Laguiole that is accompanied by a long history and a very special mark; something which virtually every other knife lacks.
Knife makers in Laguiole,
e.g. Honoré Durand
The workshop of Honoré Durand produces its knives individually, according to the old tradition. Up to a total of 105 different steps are required to create the perfect Laguiole knife of top quality, unique appearance and exceptional sharpness. One man - one knife: This is the company's slogan. Because of its strong ties to the region, only knives are produced whose production remains well outside the world of mass-production, and that remains for a lifetime faithfully at the side of its owner. The knives' long life is ensured through the valuable materials used to make it: juniper wood, ebony, Damascus steel and platinum, among other things. A hallmark of Honoré Durand is the addition of the characteristic bee, which only Original Laguiole knives feature.
A Laguiole knife distinguishes itself by its robustness, as well as by its grip plates, which are adapted to optimally fit the curves of a hand and resist ware of everyday use. All this is confirmed by its numerous distinctions in both the national and international sectors.
Knife makers in France,
e.g. Laguiole en Aubrac
In the workshops of Laguiole en Aubrac, up to 216 production steps are required to complete a knife. These knives feature the emblem of the company: "Under the sign of Taurus". Produced exclusively by knife makers using carefully developed techniques, and who put attention to detail from start to finish, these knives are sure to impress. Solid craftsmanship that can withstand even the toughest punishment, as well as valuable and exotic materials, such as ivory and tropical woods, make the knives of Laguiole en Aubrac really unique. Laguiole en Aubrac is one of the largest producers in the region, with its decades of experience, precise skill, and care for the functionality and lifespan of the knives. There is where sublime design meets first-class craftsmanship.
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