Accoutrement : Accoutrement Catalogue 2015-2016
ignite your passion for all things culinary www.accoutrement.com.au 19 All laguiole knives feature a slim, sinuous outline. They are about 12 cm long when closed, with a narrow, tapered blade, steel backspring (slipjoint) and a high quality of construction. Traditionally the handle was made of cattle horn; however, nowadays other materials are sometimes used. These materials include French woods, exotic woods from all around the world, and fossilised mammoth ivory from Alaska or Siberia. Famous beautiful French knives. The Laguiole was first designed in 1829 by Jean-Pierre Calmels. His concept of the knife became the pattern for this style, with the forged "bee" symbol emerging as a distinctive trademark.