Forging plays an important part in the tradition of the Nourrisson family, originating from Thiers.

Cutlery-making in Thiers dates back to the 15th century, when the pureness of the water in the Massif Central was found to be excellent for tempering steel.
Despite technological improvements, the Laguiole knife is still handcrafted today
Their first factory, making a range of forged tools, was built by Claude NOURRISSON in Montbrison in 1897.
Jean Nourrisson is in charge of the knife department.

All knives sold by Actiforge are hand-assembled from parts made in Thiers according to the traditional artisan methods.

Actiforge offers the experience and expertise of a master craftsman to bring you directly from the workshop a wide range of up-market Laguiole products chosen for their quality and originality.

Since 2000, our customer-service team has been available online.


despatch supervisor                                                despatch supervisor
Florence                                                Jean

Actiforge is a manufacturer, registered at the Montbrison Chamber of Commerce.
SIRET number: 377 914 106 00010
Code APE : 284 A

Adress :
4, impasse des Avenues B.P. 45
42 601 Montbrison Cedex

Phone : (33) 04 77 58 97 50
Fax : (33) 04 77 58 13 86

The website for the sale of knives is registered at CNIL under n °1252584
This registration indicates our willingness to enforce the regulations established for the online sale.