It's already the end of the holidays... You have to think about getting back to the rhythm of the children who are going back to school, class advice, the little English notebook and the list of supplies for other activities...
In short, parents take over the organization of the family, between work, goals for the new school year and good resolutions.
If the daily life of your week is set up at the start of the school year, you can also choose to leave room for your hobbies, it's good for your health and has an effect on motivation when stress can appear.
At Actiforge, we decided to make a list of good resolutions for fans of Laguiole knives. Why ? Because passion always has its place in everyday life and a few good habits are necessary to be able to enjoy your favorite knife for many years.
Over time, knife blades dull. This is especially true for kitchen knives, which are often used to cut tough foods. Table knives, such as the Laguiole, are not spared. This is why it is important to take good care of your knife, and in particular not to leave it stored in the kitchen drawer.
The Laguiole is a typical French knife, whose style is characteristic. It is mostly stainless steel, with a fine point and a beautiful bee on the handle. This knife is often offered as a personalized gift, because it is considered a quality object, it is up to you to take good care of it.
But if you're not careful, your Laguiole may deteriorate quickly. Indeed, the blade of the Laguiole is very thin, which makes it fragile. Don't get into the habit of leaving your knife in the kitchen drawer, its blade may be dulled by other knives. In addition, the Laguiole blade is quite long, which risks damaging it if it is not well protected.
To prevent your Laguiole from getting damaged, it is therefore important to offer it a suitable case. There are leather sheaths with or without rifle that will protect your knife from bumps and scratches. In addition, some cases have a ring that allows you to keep it on your belt, so you always have it at hand.
By choosing a suitable case, you will prolong the life of your Laguiole and you will be able to keep it in good condition for longer.
If you have a toddler or have small children, you can keep your knives out of reach of small hands by putting them in a locked wall cabinet!
Double advantage: you can admire your Laguiole knives and they are protected from shocks.
It is said that giving someone a knife is a sure way to break the bonds of friendship.
However, there is a tradition that says that offering a Laguiole with a coin to someone is a way to preserve the bonds of friendship. Indeed, offering a sharp object to a person would break love and friendship. For this not to happen, the individual to whom you offer this object must in exchange give you a coin. Don't get me wrong, this is in no way a commercial or financial exchange, but simply a way to ward off superstition. To ward off bad luck, only one solution: exchange the knife for something else indivisible, like a coin.
This tradition was particularly popular with French farmers, as it allowed them to strengthen ties with their neighbors and friends. It also allowed them to show off their wealth and social status.
After a week of work, during the weekend during the school term, parents and children can treat themselves to a getaway outside the house, in Auvergne... At the Cutlery Museum in Thiers.
You noted in your resolution for the year “sport”, visiting the museum is a brain sport!
Doing activities with your child is on the list of good resolutions for many parents, but sometimes they run out of ideas.
Of course, going away for the weekend requires a bit of organization, but what a pleasure to discover new destinations with your family!
The cutlery museum is a French museum located in Thiers, in the department of Allier. It presents the history of French cutlery, from the Middle Ages to the present day.
The cutlery museum has been open to the public since May 19, 1990. It presents more than 3,000 objects from around the world, including more than 2,000 knives, from the largest French cutlery manufacturers. The cutlery museum also offers temporary exhibitions, conferences, workshops with advice from cutlers and guided tours.
Schedules and list of activities on the museum's website.
The cutlery museum is an excellent opportunity to discover the history of French cutlery and admire the magnificent knives made by the greatest French cutlery manufacturers.
On site you will also discover the local gastronomy, it is the opportunity to taste an Auvergne meal with the family: truffade, tripoux or lentils, there is something for everyone! Eating aligot puts an end to the craving for the sacrosanct tartiflette you will see!
Make a habit of entrusting your knife to a cutler for sharpening.
WHY? There are several reasons why it is better to have your knife sharpened by a professional than to do it yourself.
- First of all, it ensures that your knife will be optimally sharp, which is important if you want it to cut well.
- If you have a quality knife, you don't want to risk damaging it by trying to sharpen it yourself.
- Sharpening and maintaining a knife can be a dangerous activity, so it is best left to a professional who offers these services.
Buying a Laguiole in France from a manufacturer with the “Origine France Garantie” label is the guarantee of a quality knife.
Indeed, the Laguiole knives which are manufactured according to these very strict standards benefit from a control as much of the materials as of the places of manufacture or the follow-up, which allows you a traceability of your knife.
So, when you buy a laguiole from Actiforge which is labeled, you can be sure that you have a quality knife, with a lifetime guarantee!
It's a bad habit to want to buy a cheap Laguiole knife and expect to be able to use it in all your daily activities. The objective of the Actiforge team is to offer you quality Laguiole knives and customer service that is always by your side, few sellers of low-cost knives do!
Back to school resolutions – we help you stay on course!
Our team is at your service for the choice, the maintenance or the ideas on your next purchases of Laguiole knives.
Do not hesitate to contact us to develop good Laguiole habits!