Andre Verdier Laguiole.
Andre Verdier exemplifies fine French craftsmanship, delivering superior functionality and enduring elegance with their Laguiole cutlery. Master artisans since 1859, they draw on traditional techniques and cutting - edge technologies to craft their Laguiole cutlery - the height of culinary elegance paired with professional quality knife blades.
"Laguiole" is not a brand unto itself. Laguiole describes a style of cutlery with a distinctive contoured handle. The cutlery takes its name from the village in the South of France that produced the original Laguiole knife.
Andre Verdier is one of the oldest cutlery manufacturers in all of France, nestledin the rural countryside of Thiers in the South of France.
Quality control is central to their ethos with each piece undergoing up to 50 stages in the manufacturing process. The Laguiole bee adorns the crest of each handle,welded rather than stamped on for longevity.
They use high quality stainless steel that has been heat treated and hardened for superior strength, then finished with a mirrored polish for rust resistance.