Laguiole En Aubrac

This humble farmer’s knife was first created in 1829, in Laguiole, a small mountain village of the Aveyron, in southwestern France. The bee decorating the spring plate would eventually become the prestigious symbol of France’s most celebrated knife.

The first Laguiole En Aubrac knives were inspired by the Arabo-Hispanic knife, the Navaja. Local men who migrated to Spain in winter as pit-sawyers brought this knife back as souvenirs. Local cutlers and tinkers blended the Navaja with a local knife of the time, the Capouchadou, thus creating what came to be known as the Laguiole.

The knives of today have a spring-stop that protects the blade upon closing. But when folding his knife, the connoisseur will do so softly,thus respecting both the Aveyronnais proverb, “ressort silencieux vivra vieux” “silent springs make better lives” and the tradition according to which only the head of the household was allowed to snap his blade shut, thus asking the family to clear the table.

There are 109 production steps for a one-piece knife, 166 for a two-piece and 216 for a three-piece model. The long production process is what distinguishes true craftsmanship from mass production, and guarantees the unique qualities of each knife.

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