For over 200 years the Laguiole knife has been used in the south of France. The bee, Emperor Napoleon's omnipresent symbol, is engraved on all Laguigole products. Since 1920, the Jean Dubost family firm has engraved, ground and hand polished high grade steel knife blades. Because of this process, they are very resilient - stay sharp and rust free. The Laguiole line also includes lovely flatware, specialized cutlery, and entertainment utensils in a variety of finishes and colors schemes. They are the Chef's choice in kitchens and restaurants throughout France.