Damas Laguiole Collection |
Model n° LTED12157INB
Abalone handle, 8mm thick slabs. Abalone is a shell
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
The spring is hand chiseled with a file (3 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
Abalones are marine snails. They have a one piece shell and are found in shallow waters along the coast. They live in cold to temperate and subtropical waters of both the Northern and Southern hemisphere. One of the French names for abalone is "sea ear".
Mother of pearl lines the inside of oyster shells and those of other molluscs such as abalone. Mother of pearl is well known for its lustre and magnificent shimmer. Nacre is in fact layers of a secretion of aragonite by certain molluscs. It builds up to imprison parasites, dirt and any foreign bodies.
Did you know?
To Polynesians, pearls are the maritime reflection of divinity, in their words: "the smile of the gods". They used to use them for commerce instead of coins.
Cleopatra, beauty divine, used to use nacre based ointment to brighten her complexion.
Native American peoples use nacre against sunburn.