Historic Sicilian Saraga Knife

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Historic Sicilian Saraga Knife

The Saraga Sicilian folding knife is made with c70 steel and is fitted with an ox horn handle. The slender and elongated blade is brush-finished and has no lock.

The Sicilian fishermen's knife

This is a typical Sicilian folding knife and its origins and purpose are still not very clear. Some studies indicate that it is a typical model of the Palermo area, while others speak of a typical specimen associated with the territory between Agrigento and Gela. Its use is also uncertain, and the theory that it was used by fishermen seems unlikely, but given its very fine thickness and ease of concealment, it was more likely used as a defensive weapon. This is a simple spring-loaded lined knife with horn scales, iron blade bolsters and butt quillons in the shape of a fish's tail, the "saraga" or sargon fish, hence its name. It is a light and slender historic knife, the blade tip is purposely set beyond the spine to prevent it from closing when delivering sharp forward thrusts. The blade remains well outside the line of the handle (only the tip is necessarily covered) so that it can be opened with two fingers and the knife is ready for use.

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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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