Historic Bride's Love Knife

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Historic Bride's Love Knife

The historic knife of Love Bride lockable, has decorated handles made with fine buffalo and deer horns and with silver and brass finishes, its satin blade engraved with decorations is made of c70 steel, with latch locking system.

A knife as a token of love

The knife is a tool that readily takes on the symbolic values of the social and cultural environment in which it is crafted and used, and the love knife plays a major role in this respect. Popular in the past centuries in various parts of central and southern Italy as a gift between lovers, the main purpose of this historic knife was to seal the bond of love, relegating practical functionality to a secondary role. Decorative and symbolic elements were of great importance: chained hearts, doves, flower sprays, initials of the beloved, the two lovers holding hands, and even engraved phrases such as "Non ti fidar di me se il cuor ti manca, lo mio amore l'ha nome Battista me lo ripiego e me lo metto in tasca pe facci l'amor e un esse vista" (trust me not if your love is wanting, my lover’s name is Battista, I close and pocket it to make love with him unseen). In certain cases, these knives were also given as protective amulets against the evil eye, perhaps induced against the betrothed by the envy of the other unwed maidens. This function found expression in the handle inlays, often in ivory, which depicted the eye of the beloved, watching over and protecting his bride. There are various shapes and sizes that vary depending on who was receiving it: if it was a woman, the knife's decorative and symbolic aspects prevailed, and typically the blade would be shorter than usual and could not be secured in the open position. When the woman gave a knife to her man, it could be interpreted as an exhortation to virility and a manifestation of the lover's protective spirit; she would not merely dedicate it with a love symbol engraving, but the woman would be sure to provide her beloved with a very effective instrument with which to face moments when life could be at stake.

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70

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ARTISANAL PRODUCT: THE LUXURY OF A UNIQUE HANDMADE PIECE

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.

SHIPPING AND DELIVERY

Destination Shipping costs Delivery time
Italy GRATIS* 3-5 working days
Europe € 20,00 Estimated delivery times will be communicated upon receipt of payment.
Extra-UE Depending on country of destination
*Deliveries in Italy are always free of charge (excluding major and minor islands), as is collection from the premises. Deliveries are made on working days, from Monday to Friday.

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