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Benoit l'Artisan, Laguiole
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  • Passage in Laguiole, I recently visited the workshop of Benedict the craftsman. I found this interesting visit. On the form, two points for the person who ensured the visit: speak a little slower, a little louder and articulate better. On the bottom, I hold a high complexity of the market of the knife and a lot of work ahead for the consumer who wants to be notified, in order to make informed purchases. To simplify, in Laguiole, apart from the Forges and cutlery Honoré Durand, all cutlery manufacturers rely on the same supplier of spare parts for their knives. A forge located a few kilometres away (spare parts were previously manufactured in Thiers) which makes them independent in their supplies. An industrial forge. Then, the work of cutlery differs in Assembly of the knives, the artistic work and the creative mind implemented. When I asked "what differentiates you from the other knifemakers?", I was surprised by the little assured response and blurred the intervener: "go somewhere else; Compare us with our competitors". Wrong answer! The right answer, it was to communicate on the Tribal, the knife created by Benoît l'artisan, a design we'll therefore find anywhere else, a knife that takes over the symbolism of the origins of humanity where the man lived in a tribe. This knife is the hyphen of the tribes, which can bring closer together them. The Tribal, it is also in reference to a design where the triangle is King. You can possibly see a mystical or Masonic meaning. A knife for you especially, gentlemen, since the model is available also in format hunting knife. This tour allows you to discover what are the materials used for the sleeves: wood (cade, Juniper and also ebony... etc), zebu, Buffalo, deer, pearly, carbon and more rarely Horn of Aubrac cow for two reasons: the cows are dog-eared increasingly young and the Horn is not thick enough. Just know that since August this year, ivory is forbidden. The use of ebony asked question also. The quality of the blades makes the difference on a knife: If you want a better edge and a more traditional look, opt for gross forge blade or the blade Damascus steel. But beware, the price will be accordingly. The shaping of these blades requires specific know-how of the blacksmith and a lot of time: a day for a blade Damascus for example since the Damascus is a mixture of hard and soft steel worked in sheet which ensures a better strength to the blade. In addition, these blades, are oxidizable. They turn black so use and require special maintenance. The closest the traditional knife knife is the sleeveless (no bolsters) and if you want assurance that the knife was made in Laguiole, require a knife with the "L" on the blade. In short, according to my visit, Benedict is a craftsman, a real. It produces approximately 5000 knives for the year in its workshops of Laguiole and sells directly in shops under the brands "Benoit l'artisan" and "The House of the Laguiole" (the company of his parents that he has taken) in Laguiole, in fairs and markets in France. His knife, Tribal, is a nice personal essay of creation. So, feel free to pass by Benoit and treat yourself to the manly Tribal.
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  • Craftsman pro and reactive. What I expected. A range of knives stylish and accessible even for a medium budget. Gift ideas...
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  • A very nice range of knives you is offered to personalize your knife changing the mitre. I have a Tribal and a plump bee has been replaced by a rock of Aubrac that I like. Real artists
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