The first Laguiole Knife was made by a farmer in 1829, in the small village of Laguiole in the Aveyron region of France.
Laguiole is not a brand name and therefore doesn’ t belong to 1 specific company, which is why you can find Laguiole style cutlery made in different countries (legally), across a range of prices and quality points.
The top of the knife has a small triangular relief with the carving of a bee.
The bee has become the signature of the Laguiole knife and is present on every contemporary model.
The symbol of the bee is famously known to have been passed on to the village of Laguiole by Napoleon himself, to signify his approval and recommendation of their knives after he was delivered one as a gift.
There are two main sites of production, the city of Thiers, the French cutlery capital situated in Massif Central- where more than 30 companies produce Laguiole knives (craftsmen and industrials) and the village of Laguiole in Aveyron, with a few craftsmen.
Since 1999, Provence imports has been exclusively importing Laguiole from Coutellerie Neron (3d generation manufacturer based outside Thiers City), considered one of the best knife manufacturers in France.
The laguiole cutlery, made from high grade stainless steel, is stamped, ground and then polished.
Each item includes an authenticity certificate and is dishwasher safe.
The Neron Laguiole cutlery brings a touch of sophistication and style to your table.
Each handle features the trademark "bee", stainless steel bolsters, five-rivet construction and Abs plastic for extra durability and maintenance free use.
Blades are made of high grade stainless steel, stamped, ground and polished.
Then micro serrated to give a sharp cutting edge.