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How can you identify a Laguiole knife ? How can you be certain that you are buying a quality knife ? It’s not so easy making sense of all the information available on the Internet.

Being able to identify a blade, to confirm the origin of a knife, to decipher the codes written on the blade… These are all clues which will make it possible for you to reliably determine the origin of your Laguiole knife, the strength of its blade, its components and manufacturing process.

The Laguiole club has put together relevant and true information on cutlery-making, based on the know-how of knife connoisseurs. Thanks to the knowledge of our cutlery makers, passed down from generation to generation, you can at last access reliable and clear information.

To get rid of any doubt before buying a Laguiole, to uncover the secrets of the famous bee brand, join the Laguiole club and learn everything there is to know.

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The Laguiole name itself is not a guarantee of quality.
To discern a quality knife, the consumer can not rely on the brand name or
label on the blade or the packaging, so check for :

a) simple commercial touches :

- A handcrafted knife will bear the name or imprint of the cutler maker and sometimes the company logo.
Knives without any personal touch are not usually a good sign.
- A certificate bearing the full address, phone number and name of the cutler maker must be delivered with the knife.
- Price notion: Bargain basement prices are likely to reflect bargain basement products, not quality handcrafted artisan products from France

b) technical tips of quality :

- A good knife shouldn’t have any plastic parts, but should have a pleasing aesthetic appearance, a nice ‘feel’ in the hand and a comfortable grip.
- The plates forming the handle should be a perfect fit between the bolsters.
- The blade must slide easily back into place and not catch or knock against the base of the spring.