Laguiole Corkscrew Knife with Awl Pressed Horn Handle – Brass Bolsters

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  • USD: 161$
  • GBP: £127
  • AUD: $246
  • CAD: $218

This Laguiole knife with a pressed horn handle and brass bolsters is a versatile tool for everyday use, complete with a blade, a corkscrew, and an awl. The slip joint blade is crafted from Sandvik 12C27MOD steel, offering good corrosion resistance and excellent cutting durability. The corkscrew is equipped with a sturdy and stable spiral, while the awl can be used to pierce thick materials like leather.

The handle of the Laguiole “3-piece” knife is designed with pressed horn, a material that offers an excellent grip for comfortable use. The solid stainless steel bolsters add a touch of sophistication and strength, while the spring is decorated with a mechanically chiseled pattern to add a touch of style. The blade and bolsters are polished to achieve a shiny finish, reflecting the quality and beauty of this tool.

In the past, the awl on Laguiole knives was used to pierce the stomachs of animals. In the rural and mountainous regions of France where Laguiole knives were employed, farmers and herders often used the awl to pierce the animals’ stomachs to aid digestion and prevent bloating.

However, nowadays, this feature is less relevant for most Laguiole knife users, who instead prefer to use the awl for more common tasks such as drilling holes in thick materials.

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Born in the small village of Laguiole in 1829 to meet the needs of local farmers, this knife has risen to become one of the most recognized emblems of French craftsmanship. Its distinctive bee, a symbol of prestige and quality, has helped make the Laguiole knife an icon, celebrated well beyond the borders of its native region.

Laguiole Corkscrew Knife & Awl - Pressed Horn Handle and Brass Bolsters

The quality of Laguiole corkscrew knives is the embodiment of a unique artisan craftsmanship. Unlike standardized industrial knives, Laguiole knives are meticulously handcrafted by skilled artisans. Though the process is complex, encompassing up to 109 stages, each step is executed with precision and attention to detail. The result is a classic basic Laguiole corkscrew knife and awl, carefully and precisely crafted by expert hands.

  • Handle 12 cm (4.72 inches): Pressed horn with a shiny finish.
  • Note: Shepherd's Cross is not present on the models with pressed horn.
  • Plates and bolsters in brass. Spring in stainless steel.
  • Blade length: 10 cm (3.94 inches) - Sandvik 12C27MOD stainless steel.
  • Soldered bee motif. Mechanically chiseled spring.
  • Handcrafted by a single skilled knife maker.
  • Cotton pouch and numbered authenticity certificate included.
  • 14-page guide of the artisanal charter of genuine Laguiole included.
  • Lifetime warranty against any manufacturing defect.
  • Complimentary laser engraving for personalization.

It's essential to differentiate between the horn tip and the horn base, also known as pressed horn. The solid horn tip exhibits a delicate and elegant pattern, while the hollow horn base is heated and molded to form pressed horn, a material softer and more fragile than the horn tip.

laguiole corkscrew knife with awl, pressed horn, 12cm – brass bolsters

This 3-piece Laguiole knife with awl and 2 solid brass bolsters adds both strength and elegance to the tool. The slip joint blade is made of high-quality steel for exceptional cutting performance, while the handle is crafted from pressed horn. With its classic design and quality construction, this Laguiole knife with a blade, corkscrew, and awl in a pressed horn handle is a trusted choice for outdoor activities, hiking, or opening a bottle of wine.

Although the awl of Laguiole knives originally had a specific use for piercing the stomachs of animals, it has evolved over time to become a versatile and practical feature for various precise piercing tasks.

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A hallmark of pressed horn is its variability in appearance due to its natural origin. Consequently, each handle bears its own unique visual signature, making every Laguiole knife a one-of-a-kind piece. Be aware that the images provided are for illustrative purposes only and may not exactly represent the product you receive.

About Pressed Horn:

Pressed horn is a distinct material employed in crafting the handles for basic Laguiole knives. This unique substance is formed by heating horn and molding it under intense pressure into a solid block. Artisans can then meticulously carve and shape this block to create the handles that grace these renowned knives.

Unlike traditional natural horn, pressed horn boasts a uniform appearance and texture. This consistency not only imparts a particular aesthetic charm but also facilitates the crafting process for skilled knife makers. It's worth noting, however, that pressed horn tends to be more delicate than its natural counterpart, rendering it more susceptible to cracking or breaking.

Video of this Laguiole Corkscrew Knife Pressed Horn & Awl - Brass Bolsters

Not all Laguiole knives are created equal, nor are they all made in France. Laguiole en Aubrac stands out by completely overseeing its production, applying artisanal craftsmanship, demanding quality standards, and a history that has contributed to Laguiole en Aubrac's reputation and signature. We invite you to discover this knife through this video.

Personalize Your Laguiole Knife with Unique Blade Engraving:

Transform your Laguiole corkscrew knife into a personal statement with our exclusive blade engraving service. More than a mere tool, an engraved Laguiole becomes a timeless keepsake, a reflection of your individual taste, and the perfect gift that resonates with distinction. Choose to make your Laguiole truly your own, or gift a memory that endures a lifetime.

Examples of Engraved Blades

Engraving font :

  • Font 1 - Courgette Regular
  • Font 2 - Brock Script
  • Font 3 - Dream Orphans

 

  • Font 4 - Ebrima
  • Font 5 - All Things Pink
  • Font 6 - Sitkas Display Bold

 Optional symbol :

  • 3D Heart
  • 2 entwined hearts
  • Wine bottle
  • 2 wine glasses
  • Bunch of grapes

 

  • 4-leaf clover
  • Fleur de lys
  • Birthday Cake
  • Motorcycle
  • Horseshoe

 

  • Rugby ball
  • Soccer ball
  • Boat
  • Pint of beer
  • Rose

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