Blades, bolsters, and plates

Preamble: Food safety standards

The European Union requires each member country to comply with the standard stating that at least 13% chromium must be present in all metal components intended for use in the food industry. This minimum chromium content ensures that these components fully comply with established food safety standards. This requirement applies to all products classified as stainless steel.

Sandvik 12C27MOD martensitic stainless steel is a chrome steel specifically optimized for the manufacturing of cutlery. Martensite is a metastable phase of steels resulting from the transformation of austenite γ below a certain martensitic temperature without diffusion.

After proper heat treatment, the carbon and chromium composition of this steel provides a unique combination of properties, such as exceptional hardness, excellent corrosion resistance, and wear resistance.

As expected, products do not contain lead or cadmium in their metal components, as these metals are dangerous to health and should not be used in knife blades or other premium accessories.

The chemical composition of Sandvik 12C27MOD steel blades is as follows: Carbon: 0.5%, Silicon: 0.43%, Manganese: 0.51%, Phosphorus: 0.013%, Sulfur: 0.0009%, Chromium: 14.27%, and the remainder being steel.

XC75 carbon steel blades

XC75 carbon steel blades, although of lower quality than stainless steel, offer appreciable ease of sharpening but require more frequent maintenance. In the past, most knives were equipped with these blades. Mainly composed of iron and carbon, they tend to darken and oxidize, which can sometimes alter the taste of food. Despite their continuous production in our workshops, we do not offer these blades on our website.

Carbon damascus steel blades

Visit our dedicated page on carbon damascus steel blades. You will find a video illustrating the key steps in their manufacturing process.

Please note that the information provided on the metal compositions of our products is based on the data available at the time of publication. However, variations in metal composition may occur due to changes made by raw material suppliers, updates to industry standards, or changes in manufacturing processes.


Classic Laguiole Knife

This series is undoubtedly the most famous: available in shiny or satin stainless steel, as well as brass. Options include a single blade or one accompanied by a corkscrew. This variety caters to different preferences and needs of Laguiole knife enthusiasts.

Laguiole Corkscrews

Laguiole en Aubrac corkscrews are the perfect tool for opening and tasting wines and great vintages. Their elegant design and ease of use make them an ideal choice for wine enthusiasts, offering a pleasant and refined experience during tasting.

Laguiole Double Platines

Due to their elaborate ornamentation, these knives are often perceived as unique and valuable pieces, appreciated for their comfortable grip. The handles are slightly wider than those of traditional models.

Buying Guide and Tips

Choosing the right Laguiole en Aubrac knife may seem difficult, but by following these practical suggestions, you will be able to find the most suitable option for yourself or as a gift. Laser engraving customization is offered!

Welded or Forged Bee

The artisanal work on the bee reflects the creativity and expertise of knifemakers. The more elaborate the model, the higher the range it belongs to. This does not necessarily mean better quality but rather the uniqueness of each Laguiole knife.

Knife and Corkscrew Cases

Leather cases and sheaths for Laguiole en Aubrac knives and sommeliers wonderfully combine protection, style, and practicality. They are an essential accessory for lovers of beautiful objects and demanding professionals.