Indigenous to the Mediterranean region the captivating olive wood used on the Laguiole steak knife handles features dark brown streaks contrasting with yellowish-brown heartwood. Olive wood is not only beautiful but is lustrous, hard heavy and very smooth.
As the ancient olive tree is believed to be sacred only prunings from the trees are used and is the choice of makers for many religious items such as crucifixes, mezuzahs and ossuaryís. Olive wood is even mentioned in the Bible which only adds to olive wood’s aura of sacredness. However, you do not need to be a believer to appreciate the beauty of the exotic olive wood handles used on the Luxury Laguiole Olive Wood Steak Knife Set.