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The symbol of the Laguiole knife is a bee. A local legend says that it is the imperial seal of Napoleon I offered to the village of Laguiole as a sign of recognition for the bravery in combat of the men from the locality.
Choosing a Laguiole is not just about size. The folding models with handles in the size of 12 cm will suit both men and women. To pretend that 9 or 11 cm knives are more suitable for women is not quite right. Table knives are the same size for men and women. No reason to differentiate on the folding knives. In addition, the opening and closing of small models is more complex due to the return of the forced notch. This is the reason why we have decided to only offer models with handles of 12 cm.
The Laguiole knife is the subject of many controversies. There are many counterfeits and copies from Asia or Pakistan. All our knives are made in France, in Aveyron, in the village of Espalion. We invite you to read this page where we talk about our manufacture.
The fly is the technical term for cutlery which designates from the 18th century the excess metal part at the end of the spring. It was decorated in different ways: clover, flowers then bee. For more details, read the page retracing the history of the Laguiole knife over the years.