Style icon in pocket size: Forge de Laguiole pocket knives
Forge de Laguiole pocket knives are actually too pretty to just be called a pocket knife. That's why these Laguiole knives are often called folding knives. Forge de Laguiole preserves the tradition of the hand crafted Laguiole knives since 1987.
It is done in a modern factory designed by Philippe Starck. The stylish folding knives are made for regular use and are hand crafted with beautiful handles in wood or buffalo horn. The waiter's knives or pocket knives with corkscrews have been made for the Paris taverns for centuries. The knives of Forge de Laguiole are true style icons.
Forge de Laguiole, the real hand crafted French tradition
Forge de Laguiole is the most famous brand to produce Laguiole knives. Laguiole is a village south of the Massif Central in the highlands of Aubrac in the French Auvergne. The village is named after the famous knives. Originally the name Laguiole was deducted from “la gleisola” which means 'small church' in local dialect. The history of Laguiole knives goes back to the 12th century. The knives were made in the region by small iron smith companies for shepherds and hunters. The knives are famous for the axe trademark on every Laguiole knife. The handles of the knives are made from natural materials like buffalo horn.