Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Laguiole (pron. La-yoll) , the premier French knife originally made in a small village in the Aveyron region the South of France.
The Laguiole is an important part of the lives of the farmers in Aveyron as an every day companion.
The Laguiole knife carries cultural importance too. The sound made by the blade when one closes signified at the end of a meal that the head of the family had finished dinner and that the table could be cleaned. A boy received the Laguiole knife as a rite of passage and age and entrance into manhood, becoming a source of pride for any man. Even today, carving the traditional round bread with a circular cut of the knife has considerable ceremonial significance.
So, where can you get yours? HERE is the link.

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