LAGUIOLE CIGAR CUTTER

Joined
Jun 26, 2000
Messages
622
Just recieved Laguiole Cigar Cutter knife from http://cutlerytogo.com/lagcigcut.html as shown in horn. These knives from the Laguiole region are an institution in France and many type are made by different makers and factories. I suspect they are like our Case knives and are percieved as such. I saw an ad in the Japanese magazine Knife and ordered one. The knife is well made but not up to custom standards. It did cut a Padron Imperial much easier than I thought it would. The prices on the French knives can range from $2500US for Henri Viallon to about $500US for the same type from Gilles, http://www.fontenille-pataud.com/ The former is completely handmade and the latter I expect is made by a range of craftsman. If you visit http://www.epicurious.com/run/EpiTV/Episode?id=41 , try to see the episode described as they show Viallon forging the Damascus and his knives. The cutter will not replace my Davidoff, but it is a good conversation piece if pricey. Dick

[This message has been edited by budrichard (edited 04-18-2001).]

[This message has been edited by budrichard (edited 04-18-2001).]
 
Joined
Nov 17, 1999
Messages
676
depends..there are several makers of laguiols, Forge the laguiole percieved as the best of the production firms, kinda like the sebenza among laguioles.

They range from a little under 100 $ to as much above as you wish.

Quality varies from manufacter to manyfacter, but usually also according price.

Greetz, bart.
 
Top