laguiole with hammered bolsters

Laguiole with Hammered Bolsters

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Hammering the metal parts of a knife, known as hammered bolsters, is a traditional forging technique that gives them an irregular texture and rough appearance. This technique is often used on the bolsters of Laguiole knives, which are the metal parts that surround the handle and join the blade.

Hammered bolsters offer a unique and original aesthetic, with a texture reminiscent of rough stone or wood. This texture is achieved by repeatedly hammering the metal, which creates irregularities and variations in shape on the surface. This technique also strengthens the bolster by making it more resistant to impacts.

Hammered bolsters are often paired with handles made from natural materials such as horn or wood, in order to create an aesthetic contrast between the natural textures and the rough texture of the bolsters. This technique has been used for centuries in the production of traditional knives and is still highly prized today for its artisanal and authentic look. Hammered bolsters can be made by skilled artisans who have mastered this forging technique.

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  • USD: 443$
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  • AUD: $682
  • CAD: $602