Laguiole en Aubrac Horn Carving Set

This carving set features two stainless steel carving utensils with solid horn handles, and Laguoile’s distinctive bee on the bolster. The sleek, sinuous profile makes this set a striking and long-lasting showpiece for tableside meat carving. (more info)

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Laguiole en Aubrac Horn Carving Set - Kaufmann Mercantile

This elegant steel carving set with solid horn handles is made in the Laguoile region of France. The first Laguoile knife was created by Pierre-Jean Calmels in 1829, and the knife-making trade has come to define the area ever since. Laguoile en Aubrac, the region’s oldest maker, produces knives and other serving pieces that are fastidiously handcrafted by a single master cutler, from handle-shaping to blade-fitting, then stamped on the metal spine with a pattern unique to that craftsperson.

Made of sturdy, low-maintenance materials, this impressive carving set is made to last for generations of special occasions and exceptional meals. The stainless steel components are forged from ultra strong Swedish Sandvik stainless steel, which sharpens easily, holds an excellent edge, and never rusts. The handles are harvested from the solid, dense tip of a cow or water buffalo horn, ensuring a smooth and reliable grip. The horn handle’s striking pattern and the blade’s slim profile make this set a handsome addition to the carving board, from a special meal for two to a lavish holiday affair.

Use & Care

Hand wash immediately with warm water and mild detergent. Avoid soaking, which can cause the olivewood handle to crack or split. Towel-dry with a microfiber cloth to prevent water spots.

If desired, the stainless steel can be polished.

The solid horn handle can be polished or periodically treated with a light layer of food-grade oil.

Production & Design

While the production of Laguoile knives is not limited to the Laguiole region of France, it is only in this small village that production is still done by hand rather than machine. Laguoile en Aubrac is the oldest, most established, and highest quality maker in the entire region. Since 1892, each knife manufactured at Laguoile en Aubrac is the product of up to 216 individual steps and is the handiwork of a single cutler. These masters of their craft each have their own unique pattern or mark, which is stamped into the metal spine of the knife, allowing each piece’s individual lineage to be traced.

Specifications

Size
Knife is 12" long (31 cm)
Fork is 12.5" long (32 cm)

Materials
Stainless steel
Horn

Made in
France

Key points
- The knife’s metal spine bears the unique marking of the craftsperson who made it, allowing its lineage to be traced
- Every utensil bears the trademark Laguoile bee on its bolster
- Made by hand in the Laguoile, France by the oldest, most established, and highest quality knife maker in the region
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