Laguiole en Aubrac knives

Aubrac Laguiole knives, mark of authenticity.
The Aubrac plateau extends to the south of the Massif Central straddling the Departments of Aveyron, Lozère and Cantal.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.1840 : The first awls appeared to help shepherds pierce the skin of sheep that had bloated from eating too much green grass. 1880 : The corkscrew made its début, in response to the demands of men from northern Aveyron who had gone to Paris to work as waiters in cafés. The shepherd's cross which is set in the handle acts as a rosary. The knife was planted upright in the bread with the cross facing front. Shepherds, who spent many months on the high summer grazinAg lands, far from any churches, were thus able to do their daily prayers. The knives of today have a spring-stop that protects the blade upon closing. But when folding his knife, the connaisseur 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. Let's have a closer look at the path of the raw materials in a craftsman's hands. This long process is what distinguishes true craftsmanship from mass production, and guarantees the unique qualities of each knife.
Limited Edition : Collection Aubrac Laguiole knives. The bee is made out of the world famous supersonic aircraft Concorde materials, bought by Laguiole Tradition at an auction on 09/29/2007 in Toulouse, organized by l'Aérothèque. Made in France.