The bladestop

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What is a Laguiole bladestop ?

How was the blade stopper born ? What is its function ? How is it designed ? With the Actiforge cutlery-making club, learn more about this topic.

Did you know that the making of a Laguiole comprises close to 40 different steps ? Each of them with its function, its history and its impact on the manufacturing, solidity and longevity of your favourite knife.

Nothing is ever left to chance when our knives are assembled and we love to share our taste for proper work, our fondness for the ancient tradition of metal-working which, after so many efforts, gives birth to our precious Laguioles.

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The sound of clapping at the close of Laguiole knife is well known. It belongs to the knives' history. These knives were not with bladestop. The blade striking quickly blunt the spring in short time. Therefore people have to sharpen the blade very often. 

 

To avoid this, the current beautiful Laguiole have a locking system to protect the blade. A small piece of metal is inserted into the spring at the heel. The edge of the blade won't hit abruptly the spring at closing. The sound of clapping is softened but the blade is better protected. 

 

A beautiful Laguiole knife should also "ponceter." To check the bladestop, you just need to press slightly the closed blade. You feel a slight stretch which proves the good balance of the blade tension and spring. Turning the knife back you will also see the blade centered in the middle of the two plates.