The knife is one of the first tools created by man to accompany him in his daily life as a weapon or to slice. It has never ceased to evolve according to uses made of it and its users : peasant knife, princess knife, unique art object or kitchen utensil for the housewife, professional instrument etc.
Built on the sides of the ravines where the Durolle Flows, between the plains of the Limage and the DOmes mountains, Thiers has established itself over the centuries as the capital of French cutlery. In addition to the Thiers model, many traditional regional knives are made here, including the famous Laguiole (since the 19th century).
The Arbalete G. David knife is artisanal because all the assembly and adjustment steps are carried out by one the same craftsman, with manual guillochage on a forged spring and sight adjustment. Thus each piece is unique because it is shaped by the hand of the craftsman.
The Arbalete G. David brand has a wide range of products : Laguiole closing knives, tableware, hunting knives, regional knives, accessories…
The laguiole Knife was created in 1829. It was inspired by two models : the Capuchadou (Aubrac peasant knife with a fixed blade) and the Spanish Navaja (pocket knife from Catalonia).
During the harsh winters, the peasants of Aubrac went to work in Catalonia. Back home, these seasonal workers brought back the famous Navaja with them.
In 1840 the apparition of the punch. This was regularly used by shepherds to pierce the bellies of cattle.
In 1880, it was about the addition of the corkscrew. It was very useful for the people of people from Aveyron in Paris.
Thiers being the French town of Cutlery, at the beginning of the 20 th century, craftsmen from Thiers and Laguiole worked together to develop the Laguiole knife. Consequently , the Laguiole is mainly in the Thiers basin. Wit hits seven centuries of experience and know-how as an artisan cutler. Thus, the Laguiole knife will no longer be produced in limited quantities in Laguiole until the end of the 20th century.