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Product Code: 4629
Condition: Very good
Price: € 150,00

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. This is a fine exemplar of the Sardinian knife par excellence and it takes its name from the small town of Pattada which is famous for producing this type of knife. Locally it is also known as Resolza. It features a peculiar large myrtle leaf-shaped blade, with a single cutting edge. Handle is curved in order to best accommodate the blade. The handle is carved from a single piece of ram horn without a supporting liner and the bolsters are thin brass layers. Blade is full in shape and opens and closes properl. Tiny crack on the back of the knife by the upper side of the butt cap. 9 cm folded and 16,5 in fully extended position