This hunting knife is presented from the Regional collection. Regional knives are artisan knives that recall the most characteristic Italian production, often linked to diverse customs, such as hunting or farming, but with one thing in common – an intensive use of what was once an indispensable tool. The production of regional knives in Scarperia has very ancient roots; the wide production of ‘cutting irons’ – the ancient name for all cutting tools, in the centre of Mugello included numerous models of pocket knives destined for different areas of Italy outside Tuscany and which, for this very reason, followed the traditions of those areas.
In time the regional knife acquired a new symbolic and conceptual value, a link to the land and to the close following of traditions. This is why the processes linked both to the production of regional knives and the materials used have become increasingly sophisticated and valuable. What has never changed is the method, which to this day still follows the Fifteenth and Sixteenth century master knife-makers. Consequently the knives are produced by hand by skilled artisans, finely finished one step at a time in every little detail and finally decorated with painstaking engravings and noble materials.
In Scarperia, the most common version, already in use at the beginning of the Eighteenth century, has a wide blade and is probably derived from older models.
Equipped with a spring friction locking blade, with a handle in classic horn, it is particularly strong and appreciated for purposes other than hunting.
The fully sprung blade holds open firmly without a locking mechanism.
Highest quality steel this knife is exceptionally sharp straight out of the box.
The handle is made from classic bovine (cow) horn used exclusively for the creation of knives of high value and worth.
A soft-fabric draw string pouch is included.
In the picture: handle in bovine(cow)horn.
Handles vary in colour from light to caramel through black.
Presented in an attractive presentation box.
8 cm spear point blade made of INOX stainless steel.
Length opened 18 cm.
Manufactured in Italy.