Coutellerie & Forges Honoré Durand in Laguiole

Siège Coutellerie & Forges Honoré Durand Laguiole


Our family business “Coutellerie de Laguiole Honoré Durand” has been in operation for 30 years.

It employs 28 people.

Our traditional craftsmanship involves a combination of two professions:

- the blacksmith’s trade (making of blades, springs, etc.)

-and the trade of knifemaker (fitting, assembling, crafting, etc., the blanks to make a finished Laguiole).


We offer classic models, which respect the history and traditions of Aubrac, but also modern models:

- our Laguiole pocket knives, from the classic version to a one-of-a-kind model, with or without personalization

Couteau Laguiole pliant Honoré Durand

- our Laguiole table knives (and all place settings that go to make up a complete set of cutlery), with a traditional wooden or horn handle that require more careful use, or with a handle made of modern materials that is dishwasher-safe

-our wine openers Laguiole

Sommelier Laguiole Honoré Durand


We welcome some 128,500 visitors per year (including almost 330 groups – 2017 figures) who learn about our professions and our knife in our three tours:

  • main tour: free visit to the knifemakers’ workshop
  • history tour: our museum of the Laguiole knife
  • technical visit: discover our forge and how the blades, springs and bolsters are made.


We hope you enjoy browsing our website and look forward to seeing you soon in Laguiole so you can explore our workshops in real life.


Honoré Durand & Christophe Durand

Presentation of the Laguiole Honoré Durand cutlery works

Our awards

Our company has been awarded the “Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant” label, recognizing our commitment to our living heritage:

Les titres d'Honoré et Christophe DURAND :

Fire & Ice 

Company identity card – some facts and figures 

Inspiration for “Layole”

The word “Laguiole” means several different things:

- the village where we are located

- a cheese (protected by the AOC label)

- a specially shaped knife, first created in our village about 200 years ago.

 About the knife:

- the name is not protected: the word “Laguiole” does not imply the origin of the manufacturer nor production quality

- plenty of websites use the word “Laguiole” with no specification as to origin or quality.

 We have written the domain name for our website just as we pronounce “Laguiole” in our region – we say “Layole”.

Taureau de la place du foirail à Laguiole en Aveyron


One family, two companies

LA COUTELLERIE DE LAGUIOLE CHRISTOPHE DURAND, a company responsible for the online sales portal www.layole.com, and for promoting products made by LA COUTELLERIE DE LAGUIOLE HONORE DURAND on the Internet

LA COUTELLERIE DE LAGUIOLE HONORE DURAND, a company located in Laguiole that makes Laguiole knives using traditional craftsmanship

Operator of the website: 
La Coutellerie de Laguiole Christophe Durand   
Registered office:                                                                                                                   
ZA la Poujade – Route d’Aubrac                                             
12210 Laguiole – France                                                             

Tel: 0033 (0)                                                        

Email: info@layole.com                                                

Siret no. (French company register. no.): 791 856 818 00012


Cutlery works:
La Coutellerie de Laguiole Honoré Durand
Registered office:    
Business center  
Workshop and main shop: 
ZA la Poujade – Route d’Aubrac 
12210 Laguiole – France   

Tel: 0033 (0)   

Email: info@layole.com  

Siret no. (French company register. no.): 387 876 998 00015


A guarantee of quality and origin

We guarantee that our Laguiole knives are free from any manufacturing defects during normal use.

Our signature is your guarantee of skilled craftsmanship in keeping with tradition

 Logo Coutellerie et Forge Honoré Durand Laguiole

Couteau Laguiole poche pliant Honoré Durand

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