Technology may keep us connected and make our lives more efficient, but it can never replace the nostalgic appeal of old-fashioned craftsmanship. We admire these items for attention to detail, exceptional quality and a showcase of artisan training and skill.

Laguiole is a timeless cutlery brand from the Thiers area of France that is probably best known for its distinctive folding table knives, but elegant standard knives are also produced here. In 1920 a cutler’s son named Pierre Dubost began production of Laguiole knives in a small workshop.

Chefs Warehouse is offering a beautiful set of six Laguiole standard table knives (R695). As with all Laguiole knives, the blade is fashioned in superior stainless steel, cut, polished and sharpened during 25 production stages. To partner the set, we have six elegant forks in sturdy stainless steel (R625).

Laguiole’s three-piece cheese set in stainless steel (R495) offers understated functionality, and suits a variety of hard and soft cheese styles.

All Laguiole items are sold in distinctive wooden packaging that includes a certificate of guarantee.