This is a Laguiole Corkscrew knife with Awl, also called a Laguiole 3 piece: One of the hardest Laguiole knives to find are the 3 piece models. To understand the true purpose of this tool you first need to know that the Laguiole knife was a Cattlemen's tool, more about the Awl.
The corkscrew was added to the Laguiole knife in the 1880s. This addition was the result of the sale of corked wine bottles in urban society, but also in response to the request by the people of Aveyron who had left to find work in the cafes of Paris. Cafe owners and waiters were to remain loyal to their traditions.
This pocket knife was entirely hand made in the village of Laguiole and features a forged T12 steel blade, bolster and liners. Forge de Laguiole knives are truly and by far of the highest quality offer in the market today. Additionally, each one of this masterpiece is entirely handmade by the same craftsman to ensure pride in the completed piece.The Forge de Laguiole workshop is located in the tiny village of Laguiole, France - Pop. 1300 - where the Laguiole knife first appeared in the early 1800's.
Consider this: Forge de Laguiole is the most renowned Laguiole knife manufacturer in France.
Handle Material: Horn Tip / Buffalo (the tip is the strongest part of the horn).
What's Included: Pocket knife - Black gift box - Forge de Laguiole Certificate - Warranty & Repair support - (U.S only).
Forged T12 Blade: 3.93" / 10 cm long
Weightapproximately: 3.6 oz - 102 g
Size & weight: 12 cm / 4.72" (folded) 23 cm / 9" (open)
Bolster & Liners: Cold forged brass
Technical aspects: The blade of this knife is forged from T12 steel. This non-stainless metal alloy combines the durability and ease of sharpening found with carbon steel but without the rusting issues. Forge de Laguiole unique methods of forging, combined with tempering, gives this knife a perfect cutting edge. T12 alloy comes from the department of Isère, France and is exclusively made for FDL. The bolsters are made of solid cold forged brass and, as with all brass items will require periodic cleaning.