Historic Calabrese Del Frate Knife

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Historic Calabrese Del Frate Knife

The Calabrese del Frate folding knife is very special, its elaborately carved handle is made of fine buffalo horn and silver trim, it contains a small steel fork, it has no spring and its blade is made of brushed c70 steel.

Calabria's knife of the Friar

The historic knives typical of Calabria are so diverse in shape that we can assume that the historic Calabrian knife produced in Scarperia has been profoundly elaborated by local craftsmen, who have drawn on their own repertoire. The Calabrese del Frate folding knife is a replica of an original springless model from the 19th century. The function of these particular knives is not clear; they were probably intended as part of a woman's trousseau. The main production centre, and perhaps the only one, was located in the area comprising the neighbouring districts of Sersale and Andali, near Catanzaro. The line-engraved handle conceals a finely worked, removable fork with four tines.

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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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Italy GRATIS* 3-5 working days
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