Scarperia 16.5 cm Zuava Knife with Ivory handle and Damascus Steel blade

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Scarperia 16.5 cm Zuava Knife with Ivory handle and Damascus Steel blade

Here, the classic Scarperia Zuava knife is crafted in a reduced 16.5 cm version, with a brushed damascus stainless steel blade, simple spring-loaded folding closure, riveted liner handle construction with ivory scales and convex bolsters. A light, robust and reliable knife suitable for all uses, from hunting to dining.

The traditional Scarperia Zuava Knife

A smaller version of Scarperia's Zuava, at the beginning of the last century this size, the smallest of the three models, was already featured in the catalogues of master knifemakers. The Zuava of Scarperia is a historic knife whose name recalls that of a legendary Napoleonic military corps, the Zouaves, who were issued with a similar blade, commonly referred to as "French style". Exclusively handmade since the late 19th century and an undisputed symbol of Scarperia's centuries-old knife-making tradition, today it is much appreciated as a utility pocket knife and not a defensive weapon. Revered as an invaluable implement for cutting, eating, working and hunting, as well as an inseparable, close friend, it was jealously treasured and treated as a very personal item. It would share people's daily lives through entire generations until it became utterly unserviceable and continues to exert its inexplicable, mysterious and fascinating attraction to this day. Its construction remains unchanged over the years, and today it is still faithfully reproduced with the original shape and materials.

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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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