Laguiole foldable knife is made with Amourette wood and has 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 a 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!