Today Laguiole isn’t just a name famous for making top-quality knives; it has become a brand across the globe with precision and 100% handmade knives that are unmatched in the market (even today).
All the Laguiole steak knife lovers can understand the quality, but how many of you actually know this world’s famous knife’s manufacturing process? Not all of you!
You already know that the genuine Laguiole knives are made solely by hand. Hence, its quality is never compromised with time. Moreover, it is also the reason why Laguiole village is still a prominent place to distribute top-quality knives across the globe. Manufacturers keenly working with the Laguiole people know their skills and how every single knife is made. So, let’s take you to the village (virtually) and teach you the entire manufacturing process of a finely crafted Laguiole knife.
Initial Level Requirements:
Before the manufacturing process starts, it’s essential to collect the raw stuff that will collectively build up into a sharp knife. The primary and initial requirements for this knife include stainless steel bolsters and a blond horn tip handle. Two stainless steel plates (for handle), two plates of natural horn, and spring is required to start the manufacturing process.
Let’s start making this masterpiece.
Step 1: Place the horns onto the stainless steel plates. The horns are scrubbed to fit onto the stainless steel and until the handle shape is gained. This process needs precision as inappropriate scrubbing can make the output worthless for use.
Step 2: Post scrubbing, the handle is drilled to give the required holes for the blade, wine opener, and other joints. The entire drilling process requires proper safety and precaution to avoid unexpected mishappenings. You will mostly see three holes in the handle that provide seamless binding of its components and make it long-lasting.
Step 3: Now, using the tiny drill bit, the shepherd cross is drilled on the handle to provide a mark of authenticity.
Step 4: Once drilling is done, the maker executes the milling process to ensure the entire handle is in the right shape and ensure no rough surface is left behind.
Step 5: It’s time to bring the stainless steel blade and the handle together. They are connected with the brass rivet that keeps them connected for decades.
Step 6: Once the joints are correctly done, springs are adjusted to ensure the knife is easy to open and fold. Further, it is polished using the abrasive strip to ensure everything suits best to your hand.
Step 7: And after final polishing, the masterpiece is checked for any issues. If any problems are found, it is rejected and returned for corrections.
With this, the finely crafted Laguiole knife is distributed to the manufacturer, who further connects it with the right buyer. Remember, there are numerous counterfeit knives as well that you must distinguish when buying the right product. With every Laguiole knife, you will get a certificate of authenticity that includes the manufacturer’s name, address, and phone number.