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.
Originating from the Maremma region between Tuscany and Lazio, this knife dates back to the first half of the nineteenth century. There are traces of this model in several examples held by the Criminology Museum in Rome, which were seized during a rebels’ revolt at Civitavecchia prison in 1848. It was typically made in Tuscany and in catalogues from the mid-nineteenth century we find models with a single panelled blade and a spine edge, where the part next to the point has been crafted to form a false edge. This knife has a sturdy frame with a traditional handle made from ox horn decorated with grooves running down the material. It has always had an important position in the knife production of Scarperia.
Blade: ma5mv hardened stainless steel, simple steel spring with embroidery
Total length: 21 cm | 8,27 ”
Blade length: 9,5 cm | 3,74 ”“
Colors may vary. Colors in photograph are close but may not represent true colors.
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