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Laguiole knife ebony, silver, and mammoth ivory, rhodolite garnet, chisel leaves and Damascus blade

This high-end Laguiole knife has been crafted by hand, its handle is a forged spring with a fine stone set oval rhodolite garnet. Elegant with these double plates decorated with a guilloche on the top and its natural ebony handle with a 925th solid silver partition and a fossil mammoth molar insert. The bolsters are in 925 sterling silver chiselled initials and leaves.


The Rhodolite Garnet and its history ... 


The term "garnet" comes from the Latin word "malum granatum", a grapefruit, which means pomegranate. Indeed, the grains of this leaking to the shiny color strongly recall these gems. The origin of the word Rhodolite could come from the Greek "rhodon" which means "pink". At the time of the Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder, garnets were called carbuncles. In Rome, Greece, as in ancient Egypt, garnets were often carved and represented animals or faces. The Bible tells that to steer his ark in the darkness of the Flood, Noah lit up with a garnet lantern. The Qur'an states that the fourth heaven is made up of carbuncles. The Vikings used garnets during funeral ceremonies, thinking they had the ability to guide the dead to their paradise, Valhalla. The Museum of National Antiquities of Saint-Germain-en-Laye houses Merovingian jewelry with garnets. In the eighteenth century European courtiers loved to adorn themselves with Bohemian garnets. The warriors of the Hunza principality in northern Pakistan, under British control in 1891, shot the British in Kashmir with garnet bullets, believing that their blood-red color made them more deadly.

This knife is made in my workshop and signed LACAZE to guarantee a quality know-how.