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ROMANO

The "Roman" iluusrates a mentality that was widespread in the Papal State, where the knife was considered as a trusted friend to be carried constantly "in the pocket" and axtracted at the first sign of trouble or in response to an offence.In fact, several structural elements confirm the ch ...

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ANCONETANO

Fisherman's knife typical of the central Adriatic coast. Its particular feature is the flat spring fixed to the outside, on the back of the handle, that makes it easy to clean. On the outer tip of the handle, there is a short but clear dorsal step, once used for mending fishing nets. The ...

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ARBURESE

Arbus is, together with Guspini and Gonnosfanadiga, one of the major mining areas of the South-West of Sardinia, also well-known for their production of knives.These include various models with a rounded blade, whose characteristics can be seen in the Consigli model.The cheeks in shiny b ...

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BERGAMASCO

A knife without a spring with a very characteristic line, representative of the culture of the peasants and shepherds of the Bergamo valleys, where they were made with a wooden handle. Practical and light, in its simplicity, it is one of the finest knives of the Italian tradition and has ...

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CACCIA MUGELLANO

A hunting knife also supplied with extractors for cartridges and presented, especially in the past, in various forms. In Scarperia, the most common version, already in use at the beginning of the Eighteenth century, has a wide blade and is probably derived from older models. Equipped wit ...

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CALABRESE

Originating in Calabria, this knife with a straight, pointed blade has a handle in a style which is most typical of Scarperia. It has a trim composed of two round ring nuts, similar to the "Florentine" one, although smaller. It is supposed that a new version of typical Calabrian knives w ...

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CASERTANO

The most evident feature of this model is the edge of the blade that is completely straight as far as the tip. The Casertano is therefore suitable for a wide range of usages, thanks to its straight cutting edge that finishes in a very simply shaped handle.This solution was very highly ap ...

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FIORENTINO

This is the typical knife from Scarperia. Derived from Eighteenth century models, it has always been highly appreciated for its practical and light qualities.The example has a spring but without the inner metallic structure.The band is formed by a pair of plates inserted in the horn and ...

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SILVER FIORENTINO

The silver Fiorentino version has the same structural characteristics as the classic Fiorentino, but it is finished with silver used in the lily, the band and the ring nuts worked by hand by skilful engravers. This is a model in horn tip.
In the picture: handle in bovine horn

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GOBBO ABRUZZESE

This knife with a slender shape and curved handle is derived from ancient models used by the shepherds of Abruzzo. Its adoption into the range of knives manufactured at Scarperia (where the particular shape of the handle has given it the name of "gobbo" or hunch-back) dates back to the ...

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MAREMMANO A FOGLIA

The first reliable information we have about this knife dates back to 1848.An example, dated 1871, is kept in the State Archives of Florence, attached to the documents of a trial against a criminal. The trademark of a Scarperia manufacturer, Gustavo Buffi, is clearly visible on it. The b ...

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MAREMMANO A PIANELLA

This knife, originating from the Maremma, became part of the Scarperia production towards the end of 1800. The "Pianella" version was achieved through a development that perfected its ancient characteristics: the side faces of the blade acquired a heel and a pointed surface, the end of t ...

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