Product Code: 4713
Condition: Very good
Price: € 0,00

Italy has an ancient tradition in knife making and a great variety in shapes and models with dozens of antique models dedicated to work, defense, and duel. Italy has its identity as a unitary state only since 1861. The origin and the diffusion of traditional knives followed the ancient political and administrative division of the country that doesn’t coincide with the current division into regions. Sicily is a Region, actually an island, located in the South of the country. The tradition of knife making in Sicily vary from the more simple utility folders to the big duel knives. This knife is an nice version of the folders known as *saraga *, so called due to the similarity of its shape with that of the saraga fish, especially by the knife’s end. It features a curved and pointy hand file worked tapering blade mounted on a tapering grip handle. Handles are slabs of horn over steel liners. Brass bolsters. The knife has a slip-joint mechanism which was as usual as the lockback system. The blade opens and closes properly and locks up firmly when opened with no wobble. 14 cm long folded and 29 cm long in fully extended position. The conditions are very good mainly considering age and type. Knife has been used and blade has been sharpened, some overall pitting to the steel parts due to time but no nicks or dents. Horn slabs with normal separation lines due to age. PRICE UPON REQUEST