Best Made Company started when the founders embarked on the search for a better, more beautiful axe. Several years later, and the brand makes a line of classic-inspired, quality gear – some of which is absolutely gorgeous – as well as searching the globe for some of the finest equipment made. (Be sure to check out their Adventures page, filled with glorious photo essays of adventures the world over.) One piece that caught our eye the most, however, is the Laguiole en Aubrac Shepherd’s Knife, made in partnership with classic French cutlers Laguiole en Aubrac.
Based on the traditional knives that the shepherds of France’s Aubrac Region have been carrying for almost two centuries, the Shepherd’s Knife is a work of art. The handle is cow bone scales, giving it an almost ivory-like look. The pins on the handle follow the traditional shape, which allowed pilgrims to always have a cross on them to pray to, and the red handle liner lends fine detail and elegance. The blade is Sandvick 12c27 stainless steel, perfectly honed, and engraved with Laguiole en Aubrac’s famous cowshead symbol. The finishing touch is an Imperial Bee stamp on the spring head, derived from Napoleon’s Flag of Elba.
The Shepherd’s Knife is a meticulously crafted, fine piece of cutlery, and no doubt a beautiful and unique addition to your collection, giving you something to show off for years to come.
Laguiole en Aubrac Shepherd’s Knife Features/Specs
- 4.72″ blade length
- 8.66″ overall length
- Red liner
- Sandvick 12c27 stainless steel Blade
- Cow bone handle
- Made in France