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Laguiole Blades made from Damascus Steel

What is Damascus Steel?


Damascus is the result of a forging assembly of several different metals. An art that can be difficult to master due to the great possibility of assembling different metals which do not react in the same way in the fire of the forge or when hammering.
It is an art full of subtleties because as magicians, blacksmiths constantly assemble, twist and bend these metals in a precise chronological order in order to reveal the majestic designs they had chosen to appear on their blade.
Laguiole Damascus knives shine in their style and are highly sought after by collectors and lovers of unique pieces. They are perfect for any collector who wishes to add cleverly chosen pieces to their credit, for their greatest pleasure!

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The manufacturing process of Damascus blades

Damascus steel is a steel that consists of a large number of layers that are forged together. It is a method of refining iron after successive hammering, bending and stretching. By repeating this process several times, you get a piece of steel that consists of a hundred layers. This technique is also known as Damascus steel, Damascus steel or bent steel.
The starting point for almost all the other techniques is the “simple” damask known as laminated or multilayer which is the basic technique. This first stage of development must be perfectly mastered because it allows a large number of different designs to be produced, including the twisted damask or the Mahomet scale.

Grinding, tempering, finishing and assembly are then not included at this time of the forge work. They intervene well afterwards but are always present at the head of the blacksmith so that all the stages of elaboration upstream can be highlighted on Laguiole Damascus Steel blades

Damascus making in photos

As you can see, damas blades require know-how and creativity. We have selected a few photos to give you (partially) the main key stages in their production.

Laguiole: Bees and Damascus Bolsters

The ‘creation and innovation center‘ at the workshop of the Laguiole en Aubrac® manufacture is overflowing with creativity and developing new models several times a year. Here we present you different possibilities focused on Damascus.

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The work done at the forge of Laguiole en Aubrac produces all the metal elements that make up the knife before arriving in the hands of the cutlers who will undertake polishing and the finishing stage.

Blacksmith’s Workshop

The work done at the forge of Laguiole en Aubrac produces all the metal elements that make up the knife before arriving in the hands of the cutlers who will undertake polishing and the finishing stage.

Knifesmiths workshop

Under the direction of the workshop manager: Thierry Valat, Laguiole en Aubrac in addition to his carpentry workshop and his forge, obviously has his Knifesmiths workshop. In which each knife is assembled by the same craftsman cutler.