The Shamrock Laguiole knife

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March 17 is St. Patrick's Day !


The Shamrock Laguiole knife is honored to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland.
Clover is engraved on the fly, instead of the traditional bee adorns.
But why a clover is the symbol of Ireland?
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Saint Patrick converted Ireland to Christianity at the fifth century. This hasn’t been done without difficulties since the Druid beliefs were very strong.To carry out its mission of conversion, he met many people who had a great influence on the country of Ireland, including the king Aengus. St Patrick then tried to explain to the king the concept of trinity by using a clover. According to him, each leaf represents an entity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As a whole clover, it represents God, which helps to explain that God is presented as 3 people. After several years of evangelization, St Patrick died on March 17, 461 BC. Since after we associated rapidly the clover to Saint Patrick, then to the whole country of Ireland.

Clover is a symbol of Ireland, of its culture and of its folklore. But the symbolism of clover is also seen as  good luck. Someone able to find a 4-leaf clover will be lucky. The clover Laguiole knife made by the cutler Actiforge is rich of two symbols: The famous cross shepherd on the handle and the four-leaf clover on the fly.
This is the knife of St. Patrick, for those who love Ireland!

You will find on our site other original flies: the Laguiole with heraldic lilyshelleagle , horseshoe, maltese cross, corsican symbol, wild bear.