Originating 175 years ago in Laguiole in the Auvergne region, these knives of the same name quickly became an absolute must for every Frenchman. They represent the proverbial "savoir vivre" and French lifestyle in a way that virtually no other object does. The knives from the "Forge de Laguiole" all bear the quality label "Laguiole Origine Garantie", which verifies compliance with specific quality criteria and that they indeed come from Laguiole. The blades are individually forged (not stamped out) from non-rusting T12 steel and hardened. The Laguiole knives offered by us have so-called mitres and a spine made of brass, the hand-made handles are made either of olive wood or resin-impregnated laminated wood. Length 11 cm (4" approx.), length with blade folded out 20.5 cm (8" approx.), weight 80 g (with corkscrew).