How to recognize a genuine Laguiole knife
Laguiole is not a trademark, as too old. It is part of the public domain, that is why anybody can make knives with Laguiole brand.
The genuine Laguiole knife is manufactured through 170 operations manual made by expert craftsmen.
Our company respects this manufacturing tradition.
The name of our brand is “Yuxing Laguiole” – always engraved on the blade of our knives.
There are several Laguiole manufacturers that use the same process and produce high quality tools, and Yuxing company is one of them.
However, there are a lot of fake laguiole knives that are made from molds in China and even in France.
Don’t forget, laguiole knives/laguiole kitchen knives are handmade from very high quality raw materials, which is why you won’t find a laguiole knife at a low price.
A genuine Laguiole knife must include :
Handle with high quality raw material (real horn, wood…)
The assembly is done by hand and everything is mounted as a puzzle, assembled nested. Fake knives are glued.
The blade is a high grade stainless steel, highly resistant to time. The true Laguiole have a perfectly smooth blade, a sharp and exceptionally brilliant impeccable.
Fake knives have a blade with poor quality steel, and are not resistance over time.
The bolsters are brass or brushed steel. Fake knives have aluminum bolsters.
The bee is steel (brushed or not), and then welded to the knife. The bee is flat on fake knives. Most of the time it is glued on it, that is why it brakes very often.
Shepherd’s cross (5 rivets) on the handle is the result of a manual collation of a traditional knife.
The weight of the knife is different, much heavier than fake one.
We work in a traditional way, guarantee our products for life against defects in workmanship and have never had a return of non-satisfaction.
Yuxing Laguiole as the professional kitchen knives manufacturer, specialized in Laguiole knives and laguiole cutlery set. You can contact us for more details, so that you can choose a better Laguiole knife.