Product Code: 4592
Condition: Excellent
Price: € 380,00

Knife crafting in Sardinia became a typical and traditional activity during the nineteenth century. Knives were mostly used by men as multifunctional cutting and piercing tools, to be carried in their pocket and indispensable for all work activities in the fields and with the livestock. The Guspinesa knife, along with The *Pattadese* and the *Arburesa* , is one of the most representatives Sardinian knife and is one of the most sought after as because of its rarity. This Gupinesa knife features a laurel leaf-shaped blade, a foglia di alloro, with a single cutting edge. It is part of the large family of "primitive" folding knives, made with two pins one which represents the axis of rotation of the blade; the other - sometimes thinner - serving as a stop for the blade heel when the knife is opened. The handle is carved from a single piece of ram horn without a supporting liner and the bolsters are thin brass layers, copper pins. The blade is in full profile and locks properly when opened. No serious damage to note.. 9,7 cm folded and 18 in fully extended position.