Scarperia Zuava knife with Ox Horn Handle

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Scarperia Zuava knife with Ox Horn Handle

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

The traditional Scarperia Ox Horn Handle Zuava Knife

The Zuava of Scarperia, is a historic knife whose name recalls that of a legendary Napoleonic military corps, the Zouaves. Exclusively handmade since the late 19th century, it is an undisputed symbol of Scarperia's centuries-old knife-making tradition. 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. This classic version, with its 3 mm blade made of brushed stainless steel and the special feature of the handle made of high-quality, polished ox horn expertly worked and inlaid with steel plates, it is a sturdy, reliable, yet lightweight knife that is convenient to keep in the pocket. Thanks to its open length of 19 cm, it can also be used as an everyday pocket knife.

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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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