Traditionally carried by the shepherd's and cattle herders in the Aubrac region in France.
A 'Shepherd's Cross' consisting of inlaid metal pins forming a cross can be found on the handle of some Lagiuiole knives from the end of the 19th century to the present day. This embellishment is a reference to a legend of Catholic shepherds in need of a cross for prayer during their seasonal migrations between the mountains and the plains. Far from any chapel or cathedral, the shepherd would thrust his opened Laguiole blade-down into the earth, exposing the visible cross on the handle for purposes of prayer.
The 'bee' on the spring is a reference back to Napoleon, the bee being adopted as a dynastic symmbol in recognition of the courage of local soldiers.
- Handmade "Laguiole en Aubrac" pocket knife.
- Blade made of 12C27 Swedish Sandvik steel
- Ebony handle
- Forged spring
- Polished stainless steel baking
- Comes in the original Laguiole en Aubrac linen bag.
- Weight: 64g
- Handle length: 10cm
Blade length: 7.5cm
You must be 18 years old or over to buy this item.