Set of 6 Laguiole steak knives with amourette (Snakewood) wood handle and stainless steel bolsters
Steak knives Laguiole set : 6 knives
- Handle made with amourette wood (Snakewood)
- 2 stainless steel bolsters
- Classic Spring, Welded Bee
- 12C27 Stainless steel
- Each knife : 23 cm (9.0 in)
Type : Laguiole steak knives set - 6 knives
Raw material of the handle : amourette wood (Snakewood)
Bolsters : 2 stainless steel bolsters
Spring : Classic Spring, Welded Bee
Raw material of the blade : 12C27 Stainless steel
Size : Each knife : 23 cm, (9.0 in)
Delivered with certificate of authenticity
This item is made in France in our workshops of Laguiole le Fidèle.
It is unique and handcrafted by our expert craftsmen with 170 manual operations.
Amourette wood (Snakewood) handle
Amourette wood (Brosimum guianense), also known as Snakewood in english, is one of the most captivating and exotic materials used in Laguiole knife making. Originating from the tropical regions of South America, particularly Guyana and Suriname, Snakewood is highly prized for its unique properties and remarkable appearance.
Snakewood is famous for its tight grain and deep red color, reminiscent of snake skin, hence its English name, "Snakewood." It is this characteristic that makes it a material of choice for luxury Laguiole knives and high-end cutlery pieces. The color can vary from dark red to light brown with contrasting veined patterns, creating a visually stunning aspect.
In addition to its striking appearance, Snakewood is renowned for its exceptional hardness. It ranks among the hardest woods globally, surpassing many varieties of precious woods. This hardness, coupled with its density, makes it an extremely resilient and long-lasting material. Laguiole knife handle made with Snakewood are known for their ability to maintain an impeccable appearance for many years.
Another distinctive trait of Snakewood is its exceptional density. It is considered one of the densest woods globally, imparting natural resistance to moisture and decay. This characteristic makes it particularly suited to humid environments, such as professional kitchens.
Snakewood is highly sought after by artisan Laguiole knifemakers for several reasons. Firstly, its unique appearance makes it a material of choice for custom and luxury Laguiole knife handles. The intricate grain patterns and color contrast give each piece a distinctive character. Laguiole knife makers also appreciate its ability to be polished to a mirror-like shine, enhancing its natural beauty.
In terms of functionality, Snakewood excels as well. Its hardness and density make it an ideal choice for Laguiole knife handles. It provides a solid and durable grip, essential for precise knife handling. Furthermore, its resistance to moisture means it won't warp or deteriorate over time, even in demanding conditions.
In conclusion, Snakewood is an exceptional Laguiole knife handle material, cherished for its unique appearance, remarkable hardness, and resistance to moisture. Laguiole knifemakers consider it a top choice for crafting high-quality Laguiole knife handles. When you hold a Laguiole knife with a Snakewood handle, you can appreciate the natural beauty and exceptional craftsmanship that make this material a true treasure for Laguiole knife enthusiasts.
In conclusion, Snakewood is an exceptional material for crafting Laguiole knife handles, appreciated for its unique appearance, remarkable hardness, and resistance to moisture. Artisan Laguiole knifemakers consider Snakewood a top choice for crafting high-quality Laguiole knife handles. When you hold a Laguiole knife with a Snakewood handle in your hands, you can appreciate the natural beauty and exceptional craftsmanship that make this material a true treasure for Laguiole knife enthusiasts.
- Handle raw material
- Amourette Wood
- Blade type
- 12C27 Stainless steel
- Stainless steel (x2)
- Classic Spring & Welded Bee
- Folding knife
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