God is in the details....
Chestnut (Cross Section of the Handle)
The cross section of the handle is in the shape of a chestnut. This ergonomic shape characteristic of traditional Japanese knives is easy to grasp and easy on the hand wielding the knife. It symbolizes the fusion of French gastronomy and traditional Japanese craftsmanship.
Item Number (on the metal end)
Each knife is inscribed with a number indicating its category so that the user can identify it at a glance. These numbers are punched on rather than etched by laser as is the usual practice. They symbolize the substantial manual labor that has gone into making these knives.
Michel BRAS, Laguiole, France (inscription)
Proud words etched on the metal end piece that maintains the knife's equilibrium.
Bee (Forward Metal Portion)
Laguiole knives always have a mark of a bee. The Michel Bras series carries on this tradition in a simple motif. It also embodies the playful nature of Michel Bras.
This subtle-smelling herb that grows in the hills above Aubrac is the symbol of Michel Bras' restaurant. Cistre is an extremely delicate herb that only flourishes in a protected environment at altitudes of over 700 meters. It symbolizes the beauty and characteristic landscape of Aubrac .
This is the logo for the KAI Group. Kai is the Japanese word for shell. One of the first cutting tools used by man in pre-historic times was the shell. The name was chosen as a reminder of the close connection that has always existed between mankind and knives.
Serial Number (Blade)
This serial number indicates that the knife is unique and you are its only owner.