Know the Process of Making a Laguiole Knife
How many of you love a Laguiole knife?
There are countless lovers of Laguiole knife as it offers you unique design without compromising with the heritage and legacy of Laguiole. Still, the competition has affected the market with the presence of imitating knives that are available at a low price. However, those knives aren’t built to last long.
Laguiole knives are entirely handcrafted to make it suitable for your purpose and serve you for years. So, here we are providing you with detailed information about how a Laguiole knife is made.
The foremost part of any knife manufacturing process is the collection of essential components, i.e., blond horn tip handle and stainless steel bolsters. You require the blade, two stainless steel plates for the handle, two plates of natural horn, and a spring.
Once you have them in hand, the process starts from step 1.
The plates of horns are places on the stainless steel plates. It is scrubbed to best fit the horn on plates, and this process continues until the actual shape of the handle is achieved.
Once the handle component is in shape, they are fitted and drilled. Drilling is done by the professionals keeping safety and precision in mind. Most of the Laguiole has three holes to ensure the handle components are correctly combined.
After the drilling process of the handle is completed, it’s time to drill the shepherded cross using a tiny drill bit.
Post drilling, the process of milling is executed to bring the entire handle in shape. Stainless steel plates are milled to ensure no rough surface is left, and the handle is smooth to hold.
Once everything is in shape, they are fitted together using stainless steel screws and brass rivet. Brass rivets are used into shepherded cross holes.
After combining the component, spring is then adjusted to ensure the blade unfolds appropriately. Moreover, remaining rivets are flattened. After this, the handle is polished using an abrasive strip.
It’s important to polish the handle multiple times using an abrasive strip to bring the shine and its real beauty. After that, the blade is sharpened and checked to ensure it meets the requirements. The blade is provided with a cutting-edge, which is known as “Fil de lame.”
And when everything is done, the knife is ready to enter the last stage. Before forwarding it to the market, it is finally polished using canvas brush and polish paste. It gives a final touch to your knife.
At last, the workmanship concludes with a masterpiece that you would love to purchase.
So, this is the detailed process of how a Laguiole knife is made. But you should know that Laguiole knives are only made in France. If you find any knife with another country’s name engraved, it’s better to leave it.
A genuine Laguiole knife will always have a” Made in France” mark on it. So, always purchase a real knife and remember what efforts it takes to make a masterpiece.