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the Laguiole club

Are you passionate about cutlery-making ? Would you like to change your life and become a master cutlery-maker ? Fancy visiting the workshop of a blacksmith and learning their techniques ?

Whether you are a beginner, true connoisseur or simply curious, the Laguiole Club has collected for you the addresses of French cutlery-makers. This way, you can discover their fascinating profession, widen your cultural horizons or enquire about visiting a smithy.

Cutlery-makers are enthusiastic professionals who enjoy sharing their know-how, anecdotes and stories of iron and bolsters in order to delight little and big fans of Laguiole knives.

These cutlery-makers are recognized craftsmen in their field, worthy representatives of the French cutlery-making tradition and are available to answer your questions about their jobs, forging techniques or just to share their passion with you.

USEFUL RECOMMENDED ADDRESSES

Jean-Jacques ASTIER
Proposes all-level courses in particularly well-designed facilities, with an ideal forging workshop, and both manual and traditional mechanical equipment.
- Initiation to the 4 elements
- Knife specialization
- Damascus forging
- Thermic treatments.
Course participants go home wiyh their creations.

Hameau des Pierres
07300 TOURNON
Tel: 04 75 08 10 66



ELEMENTA association
Offers introductory courses to iron artisanal metallurgy.
This course is designed for all those interested in complementing their original training to widen their spheres of interests and actions.
The aim of this probation is to practise the experiments necessary to turn iron into metal for an artisanal metallurgy.
Thanks to this training course you can get knowledge to work from mineralogy to the production of iron.


Elémenta:
Gare d'Etainhus
76430 Etainhus
tel: 02 35 30 82 76