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French regional knives...

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by lonestar1979, Mar 24, 2019.

  1. kamagong

    kamagong

    Jan 13, 2001
    I want a big knife. A 12 cm Laguiole is bigger than I am usually interested in, but I need a big knife for breads, cheeses, and such. I already have plenty of pocketknives.

    It's the same reason that I'm going to get a full-sized Resolza when I finally get around to ordering one.
     
  2. Âchillepattada

    Âchillepattada Basic Member Basic Member

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    May 17, 2012
    You can find a 13cm Laguiole but you won't have a lot of choices .
    The biggest part of the production is 11/12cm .

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  3. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    13 cm might be bad luck. Maybe get a five-incher.
     
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  4. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    I think a 12 cm Laguiole will be my next knife. So beautiful!
     
  5. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
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    Just got this 12cm Laguiole Honoré Durand with olive wood scales, 14C28 steel. I think it is very elegant.
     
  6. Eli Chaps

    Eli Chaps Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 20, 2018
    That's a beaut Vince. Congrats and thanks for sharing!
     
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  7. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Merci, mon ami!
     
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  8. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Nice one, with use it'll get a bit darker on the handle. 14C28 is a remarkable steel, a clear improvement over 12C27.
     
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  9. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Real Nice, Vince!!
    Congratulations!!!:thumbsup:
     
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  10. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Thank you, Alain. I think most of their knives are now in 14C28. I like it a lot. The handle should get darker, as I intend to carry this one often, maybe every day.

    I know you said the laguiole was not your favourite French pattern, but it may be mine. In fact, it may be my favourite knife right now. I had been carrying the Case trapper a lot, because I like the large handle and large clip blade, but this laguiole has a better handle and a larger clip blade, and fits in my pocket pretty easily. And the steel is better. I bought a leather pouch from the knife maker to protect it.

    I have read that the laguiole was influenced by the Spanish navaja, but this handle is more "ergonomic".
     
  11. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Thanks, Charlie!
     
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  12. microbe

    microbe

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    Apr 6, 2016
    Some nice knives here.
    My black bull horn Forge is my favorite French knife
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  13. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
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  14. draggat

    draggat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    Glad to see you did indeed get a Laguiole. I personally love the scent of olive wood, great choice and a really nice knife overall!

    @kamagong Did you get yours ordered or still trying to decide? That's how I end up with multiples of the same knife. :eek:

    @Âchillepattada Glad to have you here, ready to enable the rest of us on our next knife purchases! You might be able to help me with my next choice of French cutlery!

    I got these a few months back and I'm still head over heels. These are from the maker of the venerable Douk-Douk. I hear they're called the knife with two nails. Elegantly simple, extremely light.

    Le Montpellier, both in blonde horn. They say this was originally a sailors knife. Quite a departure from the Navy knife we see around here.

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    The next is the Capucin or Capuchin? This one is in what is called Snakewood in france, but I believe it's called marble wood here in the US.

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  15. kamagong

    kamagong

    Jan 13, 2001
    @draggat Haven't ordered one yet. I'll get one though, and when I do I'll share it here.
     
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  16. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Thanks, Steve. I am very happy with this knife.

    The knives you posted are beautiful. I am finding French cutlery quite attractive.
     
  17. Âchillepattada

    Âchillepattada Basic Member Basic Member

    709
    May 17, 2012
    Of course !
    I've learnt a lot from the forum and I will be happy to help its members if I can :):thumbsup:

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  18. Wurrwulf

    Wurrwulf Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    Man, that capucin is fantastic! What an elegant design.
     
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  19. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    I agree completely!!:thumbsup:
     
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  20. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    I believe a Sheffield company "borrowed" that capuchin design, which was named after a cowl that monks wore!! Thanks for the info Steve!! @draggat
     
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