Walnut 10cm Laguiole Honore Durand Ld1kw Folding Knife Review

Laguiole Honore Durand LD1KW Folding Knife Review – Walnut 10cm 12C27 Blade

Renowned for a knife making tradition dating back to 1829, the region of Laguiole, France is home to just two knife makers today. One of them, being the family-run company, Laguiole Honoré Durand.

With impeccable attention to detail and old-world craftsmanship, Laguiole Honoré Durand has been producing knives for the past thirty years.

Each is created by a single craftsperson from start to finish, using one-hundred percent made-in-house components. On their higher end knives, you’ll often find the initial of the maker inscribed inside. Of course, you might also be surprised to know that they are the only maker that forges their own Damascus steel blades.

If you are wondering where the word, “Laguiole” stems from or what it means, there are a few different answers. The first, being the location for the village. The second, a cheese. And lastly, a specially shaped knife dating back nearly 200 years ago.

Now, while many freely use “Laguiole,” the reality is, a lack of trademark means it doesn’t refer to the production quality or origin of manufacturer.

In my Laguiole Honoré Durand LD1KW folding knife review below, you’ll see why authenticity matters alongside the remarkable history and beautiful craftsmanship.

 

Quick Highlights:

Shepherds Pin Cross Pattern Laguiole Honore Durand Ld1kw Folding Knife Review Field Test

– 0.2 oz. sheath weight
– 2 oz. knife weight
– 10 centimeter 12C27 stainless steel blade
– Forged massive bee blade stop
– Full fileworked backspring with spine vine pattern detail
– Partially fileworked blade
– Polished bolsters and blade finish
– Leather skip pocket sleeve included
– 6.8” overall length
– 0.11” blade thickness
– Clip point blade style
– Flat blade grind
– France (Juglans Regia) walnut wood handle with Shepherd’s Cross pin pattern
– 0.7” handle thickness
– Non-locking splitjoint
– Made in the village of Laguiole, France

 

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Originally carried by shepherds, farmers, and vintners among others, the design of this knife is both practical and aesthetic. Each arrives with a beautiful, polished 10cm 12C27 stainless steel blade and is paired with a dense hardwood, France sourced (Juglans Regia) walnut wood handle.

A closer look at the handle reveals the traditional Shepard’s cross pin pattern detail. It holds a significant story revolving around the great migration of cattle which occurred twice a year. To cover the Aubrac plateau in the Laguiole village, it would take weekends on end.

Outdoor Laguiole Honore Durand Ld1kw Folding Knife Review Shepherds Cross

In a region where the Catholic religion had a solid footing, those traveling with their flocks would certainly miss out on church. Of course, those who did, still wished to worship, and thus, they began to use the shepherd’s cross as a shine in the field. While some would sink the knife into a load of bread others would place it right into the ground. Regardless of which was chosen, the travelers always had a cross to pray to.

Beyond the pins, you’ll find a forged massive bee blade stop. It’s been said that Napoleon initially gave knives with an Imperial bee stamp to his army. It signified strength in numbers like bees in a collective hive. While one member alone is not very powerful, a collective swarm of them indeed are.

 

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When it comes to authenticity, the truth can be found in the more exceptional details. You’ll find a fully vine-fileworked backspacer that flows into the spine of the blade. The pattern is exceptionally tight fitting and remarkably perfected. Just running your thumb down the spine offers an astonishingly smooth feel to the touch. It’s a type of beautiful craftsmanship that’s impossible to find elsewhere.

With so much history, character and charm behind this knife, it should be rather easy to see why they are still so desirable even today. While carrying around my Laguiole Honoré Durand LD1KW, I came to appreciate both the beauty and utility it had to offer. Of course, knowing that I held a knife with a rich history and tradition was quite awe-inspiring.

To protect this treasure, Laguiole Honoré Durand also includes a nice leather pocket slip. If you intend to carry this knife, the sleeve will not only ensure its working order for years to come but also preserve its beauty and prevent scratches.

 

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