Laguiole Morta Pocket Knife - 12cm, Prestige Collection
Laguiole Morta Pocket Knife - 12cm, Prestige Collection
This exquisite Pocket Knife, featuring a wood handle and made with the finest quality materials available, is a pure work of art. It will make a wonderful gift that will be treasured for years to come. Authenticity, refinement and excellence, the Laguiole has become an international cult object of high design significance synonymous with the art of living well
- The Laguiole knife, blade only (1-piece mode), requires an average of 109 manufacturing operations. The aesthetics are refined with a regular general shape, a curve and light curves. This model was created in the 1830's by mixing a local knife called "capuchadou" and a knife of Spanish origin called "navaja"
- Each knife with its distinctive bee symbol and carved metal decoration is handmade from start to finish by one master craftsman: one man, one knife
- The quality of the finish, the strength of the blade and the spring, the thickness of the bolsters and plates, as well as the accuracy of the calibration are the elements that contribute to its longevity
- Prestige collection with forged massive bee - Blade
- Length of Handle: 12cm. Generally used by men, 12cm is the ideal size for a Laguiole knife
- Steel Blade: High grade stainless steel 14c28N; does not oxidise; blade stop
- Bolsters: Polished or Matt Stainless Steel
- Handle: Slightly curved in Morta
- Delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity and Guarantee
- Made in the village of Laguiole, France
A genuine Laguiole knife made in the ancestral fashion is an every day companion.
Under normal use your knife has a lifetime guarantee
A folding knife should be wiped, never washed !
- Horntip, Horn, Stag Horn and Ivory Handles:
Horn is composed of keratin similar to feathers and finger nails. This is one of the reasons why it offers a great variety of colours and that this material requires minimum care.
- French Wood or Exotic Wood Handles:
Wooden handles can withstand cold limited water. Nevertheless they still have to be considered as fragile materials.
If your knife handle becomes dry or/and dull, apply olive oil with a soft cloth on it
- Stainless Steel, Carbon Fiber, Aluminium and Acrylic Handles:
These materials are hardwearing and thus recommended for people who need a "rough and ready" outdoor knife or whose hobby is fishing for example.They are more resistant to water and to getting wet than the aforementioned natural handled knifes.
In any case, they have to be wipped after use and the mechanism needs to be cared of.
We strongly advise against using the dishwasher to clean any folding knives.
- Stainless Steel Blade:
Contrary to the traditional blade which blackens, stainless steel blades remain clean whatever use you make of them.
12C27 or 14C28N stainless steel are up-market steels. It is easy to grind whether by professionals or by private individuals.
After use wipe the blade with a damp cloth and dry it. Avoid using scotch brite, it can scratch the blade.
In case of regular use, wash it after every use to keep its moiré look. If you do not use your knife for a long time, grease your blade to avoid any deterioration in its beauty. A neutral grease such as the silicon grease used in plumbing is preferable.
Damascus blade care is identical to the other blades. In order to clean it, wipe the blade with a wet cloth and dry it. Avoid using scotch brite, it can scratch the blade.
There are 2 different complementary methods for sharpening your knife:
- honing to restore the edge
- grinding to maintain the edge
During both operation you need to keep a 20-30° angle (a blade must not be scratched!)
Press hard and regularly (faster movements does not improve the quality of the sharpening ; it only increases the risks to cut oneself or scratch/chip the blade!)
These methods can be done in a few minutes but need some practice. Before sharpening your brand new Laguiole knife, try to practice with an old knife.
The honing is done on a whetstone or an electric grindstone (grindstone needs to be perfectly round).
Before use, the whetstone has to be submerged in water for about ten minutes. A coarse-grained stone is used for gardening tools and a medium-grained stone for knives.
Make a movement as if you wished to cut a thin slice out of the stone (keeping the same angle). Do this movement again alternating one side of the blade with the other. Wet the stone regularly during the grinding.
Fixing the stone on a workbench using two clamps (contrary to what is shown on the picture below) will free both hands and make the honing easier.
It is necessary to oil regularly the moving parts of any folding knife as much as it is for a car engine. It will prevent it from a premature wear.
You can use a multi-use oil or a WD 40 oil. With the blade folded closed, put a drop of oil between the blade and the spring at the blade axle. Open and close the blade, then wipe off the surplus oil.
- Solid Brass Bolsters
To leave a Laguiole knife in a leather sheath for an extended period of time without using the knife will oxidize the brass bolsters. This is simply due to the chemical agents used in the tanning process of the leather.
To give the oxidized brass bolsters their original shine, wet a rag with some “ metal polish (Ouator or Miror brands are recommended) and elbow grease will do the rest!
- Stainless Steel Bolsters
No care is needed for knives with stainless steel bolsters.
- For any Knife
Avoid having your knife in your pocket along with other metallic objects such as keys, coins... It might scratch the handle and the metallic parts of your knife