We are so in love with these Laguiole steak knives that we decided to sit down and write a blog post to help us figure out why.
First of all, we think they're absolutely gorgeous.
But what is it that makes them so beautiful, exactly? We're not sure, but we think it has something to do with the soft, gentle, almost sensual curves and contours of the handles - somehow they just make you want to reach into the photo, grab one, and hold it in your hand. The warm curviness of the handles is especially intriguing because it contrasts so sharply with the cold, straight flatness of the blades. We don't want to get carried away, but there's kind of a yin-yang or male-female duality thing going on there...
Second, they're made of extremely high quality materials.
The blades are made of Swedish Sandvik 12C27 chromium stainless steel, a high performance knife steel with excellent edge performance allowing razor sharpness, high hardness, exceptional toughness and excellent corrosion resistance.
The handles are made of precious natural materials such as hardwoods, water buffalo horn, and cow bone.
And finally, they're authentic. They're made by hand, near the village of Laguiole - the birthplace of the famous Laguiole folding knife - in accordance with the artisanal history and traditions of the region. Each knife is made by a single craftsman and carries its maker's signature pattern on its spine. Each one has the traditional "shepherd's cross" embedded in its handle. Each is a unique work of art, with its own "personality".
So... beauty, quality, and authenticity. That's why we love these amazing knives, and we think you will love them, too!
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