the essential Several Internet users have recognized the famous Aveyron knives in the South Korean series with global success, “Squid Game”.
A Laguiole knife… come from Thiers!
And like all the great successes of the small screen, all the scenes of the nine episodes have been analyzed, dissected, deciphered. And as surprising as it may seem: many Internet users thought they saw a piece of Aveyron in this worldwide success!
Indeed, during the penultimate episode, the last three survivors are given a knife in their hands by the organizers of the game. And it would be a… Laguiole. The channel Youtube “Knives and stells”, specializing in the culture related to cutlery, is even convinced and presents it as “a big publicity stunt for the Laguiole “. Based on several screenshots, we can indeed recognize all the characteristics of the famous Aveyron knife, from its slightly angular blade shape to the typical bee.
So where can these Laguiole knives come from? By zooming in on one of the scenes, Internet users managed to read the inscriptions on them. And it would be written “Laguiole, Jean Néron, made in France”. The famous knives would therefore come from the Jean Néron cutlery, located near… Thiers. And not from Aveyron. Asked about this presence in the series on its Facebook page, the Laguiole forge also indicated that the knives “had not been made” at home. And to continue, not without humor: “Fortunately, these are not the knives of our forge in this series. In our village, the traditional knife represents an object of value which is transmitted from generation to generation. generation and we prefer to cut a good piece of cheese with… “
The Squid Game series could therefore in turn revive the quarrels over the geographical indication of Laguiole. Recall that the Aveyron knife manufacturers’ union recently initiated an IG request in order to protect itself from counterfeits.