Birritedda Historic Knife

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Birritedda Historic Knife

The historical Biritedda knife, has a brushed steel blade with a very unusual shape; the straight edge ends abruptly with a very thin and sharp point; when opened, it butts against a rivet fitted on the back of the handle and there is no spring. The one-piece handle is made with fine buffalo horn and embellished with brass trim or a dog's head motif.

The Sicilian nobleman's knife

This is a typical Sicilian knife, which probably originated in the Canicattì area. It owes its name to the shape of the blade, which is rounded on the rib at its highest point and resembles the shape of a cap, or Birritedda in Sicilian. This ancient knife was already in use in the Agrigento area as early as the early 1800s and was used by the wealthiest families to peel artichokes, thus avoiding being pricked with the tips of the leaves.

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From the encounter between the raw material and the skilful hand of the man, high quality masterpieces are born, synonymous with creativity and elegance. The raw materials are carefully selected and modeled in a workmanlike way, the removal of the material, the forging of the blade and the cutting of the horn are still carried out according to traditional methods, guaranteeing the quality of manufacturing. Small imperfections and shapes that are never exactly the same as those shown in the photographs, testify to the artisan essence of the products, born to be beautiful to look at and to last over time, perfectly embodying the ideal of luxury of the unique handmade piece.


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