Historic Calabrese Lama Mozza Knife

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Historic Calabrese Lama Mozza Knife

The handle of the historic Calabrese Lama Mozza sheepsfoot blade knife is made of horn, usually buffalo horn, with hand-filed decorated scales. The handle butt is fashioned in brass or nickel silver and houses the blade tip. The blade is in brushed c70 steel.

The classic knife of Calabrian tradition

This is a historic folding knife with a "sheepsfoot" or "mozza" blade dating back to the mid-19th century. The blade has the legendary three ratchet notches typical of Roman-style knives that engage with the spring housed in the back of the handle. The historic Calabrese Lama Mozza knife has no precise function; 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.

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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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*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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