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Laguiole steak knives?

financialdistrictresident Dec 5, 2011 06:14 AM

I've done a little research and understand Laguiole is not a trade mark but a specific type of knife. There are few knife makers in France, many dealers.

An authentic knife should have the Laguiole and knife maker name/logo engraved on the knife.

Where is the best place to buy? Best pricing? How can I be sure I'm getting an authentic Laguiole steak knife?

Many thanks.

  1. Robin Joy Dec 5, 2011 07:27 AM

    Authenticity should be covered by buying from a reputable retailer whose assurances can be accepted. An upmarket department store maybe?

    1. erica Dec 5, 2011 07:42 AM

      I asked about this about 10 years ago but the answers are still valid. I ended up buying the inexpensive steak knife set from Zabar's (they have the bee on the handle) and am happy with it.

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/289363

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      1. re: erica
        financialdistrictresident Dec 5, 2011 10:26 AM

        erica, thanks so much!

        This didn't come up when I searched the Board.

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        INDIANRIVERFL Dec 5, 2011 08:24 AM

        Our seconds/overstock store Ross was flooded with them last year. Set of 6 for $25.00

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          financialdistrictresident Dec 5, 2011 10:24 AM

          Were they authentic? $25 for 6 handmade knives from France doesn't sound right . . .

          1. re: financialdistrictresident
            Robin Joy Dec 5, 2011 10:59 AM

            Could be. These are mine, maybe not handmade, but about $50 regular price. They work beautifully on any meat:

            http://www.johnlewis.com/231217569/Pr...

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              INDIANRIVERFL Dec 5, 2011 11:02 AM

              Those are the ones,same colors, only without the wood block.

        2. financialdistrictresident Dec 5, 2011 10:27 AM

          Thanks everyone. Really appreciate your suggestions.

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