Laguiole Knife with Ivory Marquetry ‘Fleur de Lys’ in Snakewood Handle

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  • USD: 335$
  • GBP: £263
  • AUD: $506
  • CAD: $458

Continuing with their unique tradition, Laguiole en Aubrac, a French artisanal cutlery manufacturer situated in Aveyron, handcrafts Laguiole knives, reputed for their quality and elegance, from high-quality materials, including this Laguiole Knife with a ‘Fleur de Lys’ Mammoth Ivory Marquetry on a Snakewood handle.

A visit to the Loire castles or an exploration of French history quickly reveals the lily, a symbolic flower strongly associated with royalty, visible everywhere in France, nearby castles or along the trails, much like the scallop shell, the emblem of the Camino de Santiago.

The fleur de lys, a powerful symbol of the French monarchy, owes its name to a story where it supposedly protected Louis VII from enemies. Hiding behind majestic irises in a swamp, the king, in gratitude, made this flower his emblem, naming it “Louis’s flower”. Others recount that Clovis chose the yellow swamp iris following his victory over the Visigoths. Although its presence dates back to the Carolingian era, the iris (or fleur de lys) became a royal symbol under Louis VII. The French coat of arms then sported three golden lilies on a blue background. Even dethroned as an official emblem after the Revolution, the fleur de lys remains rooted as a symbol of French royalty.

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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.

Laguiole en Aubrac Pocket Knife with Fleur de Lys Inlay

The knife artisans at the Laguiole en Aubrac manufactory meticulously craft natural wood handles, thus creating a unique pairing between fine woods and traditional craftsmanship. This attention to detail results in unique pocket knives, true jewels of exceptional craftsmanship. The woods used are selected for their superior quality, beauty, and durability.

  • 12 cm handle: Fleur de Lys inlay in Mammoth Ivory on Snakewood. Shiny finish.
  • Note: no shepherd's Cross on the left side of the handle.
  • Chiseled plates and stainless steel bolsters. Spring: Sandvik stainless steel.
  • Blade length: 10 cm - 12C27MOD Sandvik stainless steel.
  • Finely chiseled forged Bee. Guilloche spring.
  • Handmade by a single knife craftsman.
  • Cotton pouch and numbered authenticity certificate included.
  • 14-page guide of the true Laguiole artisanal charter included.
  • Lifetime warranty against any manufacturing defects.
  • Free personalization with laser engraving.

The renowned Laguiole en Aubrac knife manufactory is a reference for exceptional pocket knives, thanks to its constant innovation and traditional craftsmanship. This knife is crafted from superior quality snakewood, into which a Fleur de Lys made from ivory is inlaid. This unique combination of noble materials and artisanal technique results in unique pieces, true jewels of exceptional craftsmanship.

laguiole en aubrac pocket knife with ivory fleur de lys marquetry in snakewood handle

Laguiole en Aubrac, a French artisanal cutlery manufacturer located in Aveyron, carries on a unique savoir-faire handed down through generations. Laguiole knives, renowned for their quality and elegance, are handcrafted from high-quality materials, including this Laguiole Knife featuring ‘Fleur de Lys’ Ivory Marquetry on a Snakewood handle.

Highly symbolic for those passionate about history, symbolism, or royalty, this Laguiole Knife with a ‘Fleur de Lys’ Marquetry handle is an exceptional piece of French cutlery, crafted with the utmost skill by the artisanal manufacturer Laguiole en Aubrac. Each knife is unique, fitted with shiny stainless steel bolsters and a stainless steel blade for clean and precise cuts.

couronne fleur de lys

About Snakewood:

Snakewood is one of the finest and most expensive woods of the world. It has a striking pattern reminiscent of snakeskin and is extremely hard. In the knife industry, snakewood is used to make exquisite handle scales.

So called for its characteristic snakeskin patterns. Wood is typically a reddish brown, with contrasting darker brown or black patches.

It comes from a small, relatively rare tree found in the forests of Central and South America. The bright side is that snake wood turns well and polishes beautifully. Snakewood is generally sold in small blanks and is best used in making items such as bowls, vases, knife handles, etc.

Video of this Laguiole Knife Ivory Marquetry 'Fleur de Lys'

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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