Giant Knifemaker's Trade Sign from FranceGiant Knifemaker's Trade Sign from FranceGiant Knifemaker's Trade Sign from FranceGiant Knifemaker's Trade Sign from FranceGiant Knifemaker's Trade Sign from FranceGiant Knifemaker's Trade Sign from France

Large & Impressive Trade Sign from France in the form of a Giant Knife with worn gilded lettering 'LAGUIOLE'. The Sign is in fact a huge heavy metal blade with shaped wooden handle, and the lettering refers to the small historic town of Laguiole (pronounced Lye-oll) in the mountainous Auvergne region of southern France , which was always the tradtional centre for making knives, dating back to the Middle Ages or even before. The sign which was made either to stand or hang in a shop or possibly an exhibition, measures 62 inches long x 7 wide x 2 deep, and is in excellent condition with some minor marking on the metal. Circa 1920-1950

Knives of all types are still sold all over France, not only traditionally in 'Quincailleries' but including special shops located in autoroute service stations, and a high proportion of the knives still made in Laguiole.

Item ID: 1827

Giant Knifemaker's Trade Sign from France

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