Stamping the blade or forging by heating and then stamping.
2°/ Piercing the blade where the handle will be assembled.
3°/ Drawing the blade.
4°/ Tempering process (see above).
5°/ Grinding the back of the blade (opposite side of the edge).
6°/ Grinding the blade (see above):
7°/ Preparation before assembling.
8°/ Assembling the blade with the handle (available in wood,
horn, plastic or other materials).
9°/ Verification and controls after assembling.
10°/ Shaping the handle.
11°/ Polishing the handle and the blade with polish pastes.
12°/ Polishing up and glazing.
13°/ Washing the knife to get rid of the polish pastes and
14°/ Sharpening the blade to give its edge.
15°/ Marking its label (if it has not been made before ),.
16°/ Final tidying up and controls.
A lot of "small" operations are needed to guarantee a
good cutlery item. Almost all the operations are made by Professional
craftsman who control the quality of his making at each stage of
FOR YOUR INFORMATION :
An "ECONOME" peeler
needs 24 manufacturing operations.
A "LAGUIOLE ROSSIGNOL"
needs 105 manufacturing operations (for the most elaborated of
IF YOU MISS AN OPERATION,
YOU GET A LOWER QUALITY KNIFE.