Laguiole Knife Serpent Wood

Code: EU7

This Laguiole knife (pronounced “Le YULL” or “Lay OLE”) is an original, handmade in the village of Laguiole by La coutellerie de Laguiole.   It required 109 manual operations by the same craftsman to be completed.  The blade is forged from Swedish “Sandvick” stainless steel 12C27. The Laguiole's handle is made of  three different pieces of wood: Serpent Wood, Rosewood and Boxwood. 

Seel also my other knife from this village, a Laguiole by G. David.

The hunting dog design on the handle is marquetry - pieces of wood bound  together to form a design. The other side of the knife is all one piece Serpent Wood. It is a wide handle, massive and resistant. The double brass bolsters and  engraved spine with the massive bee make it a work of art.  The graceful curved handle ensures a comfortable and solid hold, the massive  brass bolsters at each end of the handle are both decorative and used as  strengthening pieces. The custom engraving on the top of the knife handle is the craftsman's creative signature. The bee at the top of the handle is Napoleon's imperial seal awarded to the  village of Laguiole for the valor and courage of it's soldiers. The logo of the bull on the blade is a reproduction of the famous Laguiole Bull  bronze sculpture standing in Laguiole square.

Length of handle : 4 1/2 inch (11.5 cm) 

Length of blade: 4 inch (9.7 cm) 

Overall length:  8 1/2 inch (21.5 cm) 

Blade made of Swedish Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel 

One piece forged spring and Bee 

Cold chiseled spine design (Entirely chiseled by hand) 

Solid (not hallow) Brass bolster. 

This knife was purchased from:

La Coutellerie de Laguiole Route du Aubrac Z. A. La Poujade 12210 Laguiole