Clean & White - part III

Laguiole Stainless Steel French Pocketknife with Polished Cow Bone Sheathing (LEO Design)

What looks like ivory is actually sculpted and polished cow bone—fitted upon a stainless steel pocketknife by Laguiole. Laguiole is the traditional French village where the best Gallic knives are made. They were originally used by shepherds; the classic "Laguiole fly" at the hinge references the dirty and smelly world of stock-keeping. Inset pins form a stylized cross on the side of the knife. Shepherds who could not make it into town for Sunday Mass would stick their knives into the earth, thus creating a makeshift altar.

This elegant and sophisticated knife is perfect for the gentleman farmer or urban man-about-the-house. Please click on the photo above to learn more about it.


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