Can we click the blade shut without damaging its cutting edge ?
The Laguiole knife has got a slip-joint (it means the blade is half-blocked.) When you fold the blade, on its course the string works to lead and maintain the blade into the handle. In former days in farms, the grandad used to click the blade to mean the meal was over.
Nowadays modern cutlery allows to have one's knife clicking without spoiling its sharp edge. On some of our models of knives of the Prestige range or Collection range the springs have got a blade stop. The blade bottom shuts on a stop under the bee (it acts like a brake.) the cutting edge is entirely protected!
For the 3 pieces knife (with the blade, the corkscrew and the punch), the blade must always be accompanied.