How is it that we can find Laguiole knives anywhere and at any price?
The Laguiole knife and its name have been inherited from our ancestors.
Unfortunately these early knifemakers forgot to patent the name.within the legal time limit of 20 years, after which the product and its name could no longer be protected.
Furthermore, the protection afforded by the label A.O.C. (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée ) only relates to foodstuffs, so in this case is not applicable.
Consequently, anyone at all can use the name Laguiole on any goods he wishes.
These knives are all very convincing, with their Laguiole name-tag and bearing the traditional bee.
The cheap copies are placed in first position on shopping engines
These goods are not produced in France and more often than not come from Asia.
You have no guarantee at all with these products.
- The blade bears the stamp of knifemaker
This stamps is a name or a symbol that completes "Laguiole". This trademark is registered with the INPI. It allows you to find the French manufacturer.
When you buy a Laguiole knife, make sure you receive a garantee, showing the name, address and telephone number of the producer.
Beware of cut-price articles, not bearing the logo of the French Knifemakers' Federation. This logo can be found on all quality knives made in France
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