Handmade Forged and Guilloched Laguiole Knife, Amourette Wood Handle
- Handle made of Amourette Wood.
- Stainless Steel Blade 12C27 of a thickness of 3 mm to the stub.
- Back of the blade is hand Guilloched all along the length.
- Opening/closing mechanism: Blade with Forced Notch.
- Bee and Spring Forged. Guilloched/Hand Chiseled Spring.
- The Plates are Guilloched, Hand Chiseled, and indented with Ebony Wood Wafers of 2mm.
- 2 Brushed Inox Bolsters, matte finish.
- Dimensions & Weight : 22cm open (8.7in), 12cm closed (4.7in), blade 10cm (3.9in), in average 110g (3.8oz).
- No dishwasher
Our Laguiole Knives are handmade, using traditionnal process and very high quality materials.
Brosimum guianense, the amourette wood or speckled letter, is a South American tree in the Moraceae family.
Its wood is very dense and can recall patterns of snakeskin. That is why it is called Snakewood in English and Schlangenholz in German.
However, it should not be confused with Guyana snakewood which is a little less dense, less rare and less valuable. The French name of "lettre mouchetée" finds its origin in an ancient use of this wood: because of its solidity, it was used to make block letters, while the small black spots which adorn this wood earned it the adjective of amourette.
It comes from Guyana and Suriname most often. It is used for musical instruments (violin bows), for knife handles and for turning precious objects like pens. The trunks are small and the sapwood is often removed during felling, which is why only small objects can be made in love.
It has been well known in France, at least since the 18th century as evidenced by the article in the Encyclopedia "The Art of the cabinetmaker", by M. Roubo fils, master carpenter, published in 1774: "Amourette est un bois heavy and compact, yellowish in color, somewhat reddish, and streaked with reddish brown. "