To know a Laguiole

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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.