Damas Laguiole Collection |
Model n° LTED12128INB
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Thuja burl handle, 8mm thick slabs
Closed length : 12 cm
Opened length: 21.5 cm
Hardness: 56 Hrc
Weight: approximately 90 g
Damascus stainless steel blade composed of 120 layers
Stainless steel plates and bolsters
Spring: File work is done by hand (3 mm thick)
Plates are also chiseled by hand-filling (1.2 mm thick)
Bladestop: in order not to damage the edge of the blade
Delivered in a black gift box with a numbered lifetime warranty
French artisanal making
What is a burl or burr?
It is a small part of a tree. More precisely, it is a growth caused in the tree by anarchic growth of the grain of the wood. The burr is formed by a high concentration of sap due to a parasite (fungus), an injury or because part of the tree has been stripped of its bark. The burrs of certain woods are particularly beautiful and highly sought after.
Burrs have such tormented grain that the splits all over as it dries. Its use is therefore generally confined to the turning and confection of small objects such as cutlery.
More about thuja...
Thuja is principally imported from Algeria and Morocco It is a rich brown wood. It is a hard wood, so it is difficult to work, but it offers a beautiful finish.
Moroccan craftsmen have ancestral know-how in the art of wood-working.
Moroccan furniture makers started working thuja root with its delicate veins and its natural leopard-skin motifs. They richly decorate it, inlaying lemon-tree wood (natural or blackened), ebony, mother-of-pearl, ivory or silver thread.