Laguiole knives have been crafted in the heart of France for over 200 years. These are iconic knives, known for their high-quality and distinctive style. Each is decorated with a bumblebee on the knife’s catch, which is an emblem of the Laguiole commune in France and signifies reliability. Beware of one thing: Laguiole is a generic term for the region where this style of knife has traditionally been made — it is not a brand name and is not protected from copycatting. Many knives claiming to be Laguioles are actually being made in China or South Korea from inferior craftsmen and materials. Make sure you purchase a Laguiole from a reliable source.
And this Pierre Dubost Laguiole knife is guaranteed authentic. It even comes with a certificate to prove it. Pierre Dubost was the son of a cutler, and a cutler himself. He founded Dubost Colas Pradel in 1920, and his son Jean Dubost now runs the business. Not much has changed in the process of creating their Laguiole knives. Each is handcrafted from 440 stainless steel by twenty-five different manual production stages. This knife has a sleek black horn handle.
Included in the package are a wooden gift box, traditional leather sheath, and matching sharpening rod. All that for a price which is well-below the average cost of even one Laguiole knife. This is a great gift for the knife collector you know, one full of history and craftsmanship.