Coutellerie & Forges Honoré Durand in Laguiole

Our family business “Coutellerie de Laguiole Honoré Durand” has been in operation for 35 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 cutlery trade (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.

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

La Coutellerie de Laguiole Honoré Durand welcomed 110,400 visitors in 2019 (including nearly 550 groups) who discover our crafts and our knife through our 3 visits:

The main visit

Visit of the knifemakers' workshop. Discover the history of the Laguiole knife then admire the shaping of a handle.
All year round, free visit from Monday to Saturday.

The technical visit

The forging of bees, blades, ...Discover the manufacture of the blades, the springs, the bolsters, ...
All year round, free visit from Monday to Friday. 

The historical visit

Our Museum with the Damascus steel forge. Admire our heritage of forged objects and our collection of antique Laguiole knives.
All year round, visit from Monday to Saturday.

Our diplomas:

Label Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant

Honoré Durand

Christophe Durand

The word "Laguiole" indicates several things:

The village where we are

A cheese (protected by an AOC)

©Pierre Soissons - Jeune Montagne 

A shape of knife born in our village 200 years ago

For the knife :

-the name is not protected: the word "Laguiole" indicates neither a manufacturing origin nor a manufacturing quality.

-On the internet, many sites use "Laguiole" without any indication of origin or quality.

We have written our site as it is pronounced on the spot: at "Laguiole", we speak of "Layole".

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.

Presentation of La Coutellerie de Laguiole Honoré Durand

Fire & Ice

Three meeting points in Laguiole :

Knifemakers' workshops, blacksmiths' workshop, Damascus steel forge, main store

Zone Artisanale La Poujade
Route d'Aubrac (camping direction)
12210 Laguiole

Knifemaker's workshop and store

Roundabout at the entrance of the village
Espace Les Cayres
12210 Laguiole

Knifemaker's workshop and store

15 Allée de l'Amicale
12210 Laguiole

One family, two companies:

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

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 SAS

Registered office: ZA la Poujade – Route d’Aubrac

12210 Laguiole

Tel: 0033 (0)


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

Cutlery works:

Coutellerie de Laguiole Honoré Durand SARL

Registered office, workshop and main shop: ZA la Poujade – Route d’Aubrac 12210 Laguiole – France

Tel: +33 565 515 014   


Siret no. (French company register. no.): 387 876 998 00080

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