Laguiole foldable knife is made with Amourette wood and has a gold-satin finish. This wood is truly robust and will undergo little deformation with the passing years. The stainless steel range is the best-made cutlery, can be passed down from generation to generation. Amourette, also known as "snakewood", is one of the most precious woods used in knife making. It is very hard wood and has markings reminiscent of snakeskin. This foldable knife has truly unique coloring composed of a reddish orange-brown with subtle darker brown patches. This wood is so hard and dense that it does not float!