Laguiole Jean Dubost - professional knife manufacturer since 1920
About Laguiole Jean Dubost
The family business Jean Dubost was founded in 1920. Today it is run by the 4th generation who combine the traditional way of making knives with modern industrial production techniques.
The Laguiole Jean Dubost range is made entirely in France. With the exception of a few tropical woods, all parts, such as the steel and the handles, come from France. In the factory, raw steel (AISI 420 standard with hardness HRC 52/56) is transformed into a razor-sharp, shiny polished blade in a process of 9 production phases. 1.5 million Laguiole steak knives are made every year, almost half of which is intended for export.
In addition to the original Laguiole, there is unfortunately also an imitation Laguiole that is mainly produced in China. Although often not immediately visible from the outside (the logo, the honeybee, is even copied), the material and manufacture is of considerably lower quality. The distinction between real Laguiole and imitation is easy to recognize. If the country of origin 'France' is not explicitly engraved in the steel blade of the knife, the knife was not produced in France and therefore not authentic.