Historic Spanish Love Knife

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Historic Spanish Love Knife

The historic Spanish Love Knife is one of the most fascinating of its kind. The handle, adorned with the so-called "nut eyes" and decorations, is made with fine deer antler or ox horn. The blade is made of brushed c70 steel.

A pledge of love from the past

In some areas of central and southern Italy, it was common to give knives as an engagement or wedding gift, the knife's role being to seal the bond of love. There was a strong identification between men and knives: the lover who gave his woman such a gift was symbolically offering himself, while such a gift given to a man could be interpreted as a virile exhortation to manliness. Some examples of this historic knife also provided protection against the evil eye by presenting the distinctive 'nut eyes' on the handle, while the blades were traditionally engraved with decorative and symbolic elements. Love knives were also indicative of a family's social standing: less well-off married couples, unable to afford very elaborate knives, would seal their love with simpler, less elaborate and less expensive objects, but still identical in value and meaning.

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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.


Destination Shipping costs Delivery time
Italy GRATIS* 3-5 working days
Europe € 20,00 Estimated delivery times will be communicated upon receipt of payment.
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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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