Couperier Coursolle has gained a worldwide reputation for its iconic motif knives. What is lesser known, though, is that they also manufacture a Laguiole with brass handle scales. It was first introduced at the Coutellia Knife Show in Thiers in 1994.
As you may know, Laguiole knives are usually classified by their handle length. The Couperier Coursolle is an 11 centimeter Laguiole with clean-lined design features. The 94 millimeter non-locking blade is made of 12C27, the popular stainless steel from Sweden. The solid brass handle scales are decorated with stylized geometric Art Deco ornaments.
If you are familiar with the Laguiole knives by Fontenille Pataud, Laguiole en Aubrac or Forge de Laguiole, you might be disappointed with the somewhat rough build quality of this knife. The bee is welded onto the back spring instead of being forged as one piece with the spring. Given the affordable price, you can’t expect the same level of refinement and sophistication as top-of-the-line Laguioles. Nonetheless, the Laguiole by Couperier Coursolle has undeniably its own charm and style and is a great choice for an everyday carry knife.