Since The Middles Ages, the Tuscan town of Scarperia has been a famed center of knives and cutlery production. Coltelleria Saladini in Scarperia is one of only four workshops left still producing knives. Based on historical patterns and materials, the Saladini collection is immediately distinguished by a stylistic renewal of forms with a particular attention to detail and the whole production process.
The Fiorentino is perhaps the most refined knife from our late nineteenth-century production in Scarperia. Today, as it was back then, the knife is appreciated as much for its aesthetic value as it is for its cutting ability. The blade, known as a French blade, is made from a single panel with a slightly concave, rounded cutting edge, while the spine gives the knife its scimitar shape. The handle is typically made from hot-forged ox horn. It comes complete with metal hose clamps (usually in brass) and the butt is reinforced with a metal dowel pin riveted by two metal discs, known as ferrules. The knife is fitted with a simple spring mechanism and has perfectly balanced proportions. Nowadays, it’s decorated with a silver finish.
Handle: plates AISI 304 stainless steel with studs
Blade: ma5mv hardened stainless steel, simple steel spring with embroidery
Clamps and ferrules: 625 silver hand-engrav
Handle: buffalo horn
Comes in a wooden box.
Total length: 19 cm | 7,48 ”
Blade length: 8,2 cm | 3,23 ”4 “
Colors may vary. Colors in photograph are close but may not represent true colors.
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