The Forge de Laguiole 1211 is a nice Laguiole knife, for an amazing price. The blade is polished, just like the bolsters. The handle is made from micarta. This is a composite material of linen and synthetic resin.
You open this Laguiole knife with two hands and a slipjoint will keep the knife in place when opened. This means that you will only experience resistance from closing, not a hard lock. Fitting for a gentleman's knife like this.
As one of the few Laguiole-producers Forge de Laguiole still produces knives in the village of Laguiole. There are many Laguiole pocket knives on sale, but only a few have the quality and look and feel of Forge de Laguiole. With a knife such as this you show class and taste.