Forge de Laguiole pocket knife blades are not made of stainless steel, they are made of a unique blend of metal alloy that is French made and called "T12". This forged alloy was developed exclusively by Forge de Laguiole, it will not rust. The result is a blade that has the qualities of stainless steel (will not rust or stain) and the near sharpening qualities of a carbon blade.
The most genuine Laguiole knives are of course made in Laguiole, by Forge de Laguiole and it takes a long time to handcraft each knife. Every handcrafted piece is made by one knifesmith from start to finish, each individual part. All engravings are done by hand as well.
If you see a Laguiole sold for a low price, that means that it is "mass produced" in France or sadly some other countries. There are more knockoffs on the market than truly French handmade Laguiole knives
Overall: Factory Condition 10/10
Leather Pouch: 9/10 (small scuff on front of pouch)
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