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Old 02-15-2004, 10:01 AM
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Laguiole knife?

I have recently become interested in the design and was wondering if anyone has built one. If so, do you have a source for the locking mechanism?

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Old 02-15-2004, 03:38 PM
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I have owned a number of these. Still have a couple. Of course a 'Laguiole' knife is kinda like a 'Bowie' knife. There are a bunch of varitations.

What comes immediately to mind is the 'toothpick' styling and the omnipresent bee on the backspine. Any of the ones I have handled have simply been stiff slipjoints.

What other lock did you have in mind? What were you shown?

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Old 02-15-2004, 07:32 PM
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I own a genuine one from france,it is a slip joint
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Old 02-16-2004, 01:17 PM
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Hi Gary,

It was this style knife that originally got me interested in custom knives. I've not made a Laguiole style folder yet, but disassembled one of my cheaper Laguiole folders and did a crude tracing onto paper, I'll email you the pdf file...may or may not be useful for you...



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Old 02-16-2004, 04:54 PM
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Darren,

Mail received. Thanks.


What I was thinking of was to build another style of folder along with the lockbacks that I have stayed with for the last two years.
The Laguiole seemed to be an easy segue as well as a traditional style. Question: What means of attaching the "bee" to the back spring would be concidered traditional other than simply soldering which I would prefer to avoid?

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Old 03-05-2004, 08:36 AM
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Look at this link. They sell kits and spare parts for Laguiole (speak as Layole):
http://www.boutique-laguiole.com/ind...riques&rubr=54

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Old 03-05-2004, 09:29 PM
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Thanks for the link. The pics will help me design a pattern. [The site helped remind me that my french is very rusty.]

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Old 03-06-2004, 06:55 AM
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Gary,

They have an English version .

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Hi,

An other website in English for Laguiole knives : http://www.layole.com/index-uk.php

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Old 10-10-2009, 12:09 PM
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What other lock did you have in mind? What were you shown?

Coop
I have seen one (and one only!) that had a little pin on the spine of the blade right above the pivot that engaged in a recess in the "bee." You had to lift the bee with a thumbnail to unlock the blade. Not the strongest or safest lock, especially if worn.

Most of 'em are stiff enough in the spring it takes a major force of will to close them anyway, though.
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