Rivolta Torciglione Roman Knife

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Rivolta Torciglione Roman Knife

This is a traditional Roman knife, with its distinctive twisted handle made of fine buffalo horn and a sharply pointed bade in brushed c70 steel.

The Roman-style Torciglione knife with three-click ratchet opening

The poet Giuseppe Giochino Belli quoted in one of his essays: "D'esse cristiano è puro cosa buona pe questo hai da portà sempre in zaccoccia er coltello arrotato" (Indeed, to be a Christian is a good thing, thus you must always carry a well-sharpened knife in your bag). In Italy, especially in the centre and south, knives were often used to assert one's position on trivial matters, but in the excitement of a game or in the throng of a village fête, they made tempers boil to the point of extreme and often fatal gestures. These "Roman-style" knives became especially widespread in the Papal States; real weapons up to half a metre long with a clear offensive purpose. Indeed, many of the constituent elements of the "Roman" knife testify to the offensive use that distinguished it: the razor-sharp blade, the decorations on the handle in the form of a lattice or herringbone pattern that served to improve the grip, the fixed spring locking system that prevented the knife from accidentally closing and which, when opened, emitted sinister clicks that heightened the attacker's aggressive stance. In fact, this sound was produced when the fight was about to begin as the blade made three harsh clicks on opening as it intercepted the spring movement, a warning to the opponent to stand and defend himself.

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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
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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