Laguiole Prestige ‘Freemason’ Knife Checkerboard Marquetry in Ebony and Ivory Handle

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  • USD: 754$
  • GBP: £594
  • AUD: $1,140
  • CAD: $1,034

In this special edition of Laguiole en Aubrac, the “fly” (a technical term for this part of the spring, traditionally shaped like a bee) has been replaced by the square and compass, iconic symbols of Freemasonry. The handle is in shiny, elegant Checkerboard Marquetry in Ebony and Mammoth Ivory, with two gleaming stainless steel bolsters and a likewise shining stainless steel blade.

“The Freemason cultivates the perfect mastery of the art of being useful to the work. Becoming a stone for the temple of the Spirit: a buried foundation stone or a sumptuous keystone, it doesn’t matter as long as it is perfect.” This is the metaphor of the Mason: the Freemason shapes his spirit like a stonecutter in order to fit into an overall construction. Thus, if the Freemason’s journey is internal, personal, it aims to illuminate society and therefore to be at the service of all.

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Born in the small village of Laguiole in 1829 to serve the peasants, this knife has become one of the most famous in France thanks to its emblematic bee, a symbol of prestige and quality, transformed in this model into the symbol of Freemasonry.

Laguiole en Aubrac 'Freemason' knife Checkerboard Marquetry

The artisan cutlers of Laguiole en Aubrac meticulously shape metal and wood, thus creating a unique association between noble woods and artisanal craftsmanship. This attention to detail allows them to produce unique pocket knives, true jewels of exceptional craftsmanship.

  • Handle 12 cm: Checkerboard Marquetry in Ebony and Mammoth Ivory.
  • Note, no shepherd's cross on the handle. Shiny finish.
  • Chiseled plates and stainless steel bolsters. Spring: Sandvik stainless steel.
  • Blade length: 10 cm - 12C27MOD Sandvik stainless steel.
  • Finely chiseled Freemason 'fly'. Guilloche spring.
  • Handmade by a single artisan cutler.
  • Cotton pouch and numbered authenticity certificate included.
  • 14-page guide to the artisanal charter of the genuine Laguiole included.
  • Lifetime warranty against any manufacturing defect.
  • Free personalization by laser engraving.

The famous Laguiole en Aubrac manufacturer is a reference in terms of exceptional pocket knives, thanks to its constant innovation and artisanal know-how. The knife handles are made from superior quality natural woods, selected for their beauty and durability, whether they come from exotic, endemic or Mediterranean species. This unique combination of noble materials and artisanal technique allows for the creation of unique pieces, true jewels of exceptional craftsmanship, such as this Laguiole knife with a 'fly' adorned with the symbols of the compass and square of Masonic lodges.

laguiole en aubrac freemason knife with ebony wood and mammoth ivory marquetry

Laguiole en Aubrac, a French artisanal cutlery manufacturer located in Aveyron region in France, has carried on a unique craft for generations. The Laguiole knives, renowned for their quality and elegance, are handcrafted with high-quality materials, including this Laguiole Prestige “Freemason” knife with an Checkerboard Marquetry in Ebony and Mammoth Ivory handle.

Highly symbolic for members of Masonic obediences, this Freemason Laguiole knife with an Checkerboard Marquetry in Ebony and Mammoth Ivory handle is an exceptional piece of French cutlery, manufactured with the utmost craftsmanship by the artisanal manufacturer Laguiole en Aubrac. Each knife is unique, featuring gleaming stainless steel bolsters and a stainless steel blade for a clean and precise cut.

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About Marquetry:

Marquetry model is an artistic masterpiece, skillfully crafted from pieces of wood of varying colors, amalgamated with a delicate balance of artistry and precision.

Marquetry, a decorative art form, has seen its techniques and materials evolve over centuries. It offers resilience beyond that of wood painting, prompting a resurgence in popularity during the European Renaissance.

The association of colors and the quest for unique patterns, whether in wood or straw marquetry, find expression in this meticulous discipline. The arrangement and subtle pairing of different wood species and patterns serve as brushstrokes in this art form, giving birth to precise decorations and intricate inlaid paintings.

Video of this Laguiole Knife Freemason

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: Unique Blade Engraving.

Add a personal touch to your Laguiole knife with a unique blade engraving. A distinctive, engraved knife isn’t just a tool—it's a testament to your personal style, a timeless keepsake, and an ideal, memorable gift. Make your Laguiole truly your own, give a gift that will last a lifetime.

Examples of engravings

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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