Laguiole Corkscrew Knife with Awl Pressed Horn Handle

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

This Laguiole knife with a pressed horn handle and stainless steel bolsters is a versatile pocket knife equipped with a blade, corkscrew, and awl. The forced notch blade is made of Sandvik 12C27MOD steel, which offers excellent corrosion resistance and good cutting hold. The corkscrew’s shank is solid and firmly fixed, while the awl is ideal for piercing holes in leather or other materials.

The handle of this Laguiole knife, called “3-piece,” is made from pressed horn, a material that offers an excellent grip. The solid brass bolsters add a touch of refinement and sturdiness, while the mechanically guilloché patterned spring adds a touch of style. The blade and bolsters have been polished to achieve a shiny finish that reflects the quality and beauty of this knife.

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

However, today, this feature is less relevant for most Laguiole knife users, who prefer to use the punch for more common tasks such as piercing 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 with Awl and Pressed Horn Handle

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. Bolsters. 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 knife with corkscrew and awl, pressed horn, 12cm – stainless steel bolsters

This classic 3-piece Laguiole knife is equipped with solid stainless steel bolsters, adding both strength and elegance to the tool. The forced notch blade is made of high-quality steel for exceptional cutting performance, while the handle is made of pressed horn. With its classic design and quality construction, this Laguiole knife with a blade, corkscrew, and punch in a pressed horn handle is a trustworthy choice for outdoor activities, hiking, opening a bottle of wine.

Although the awl of Laguiole knives originally had a specific use to pierce the paunch of animals, it has evolved over time to become a versatile and practical feature for various precision 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

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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