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 idendity 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. Piemonte is a Region located in the Northwest of the Country going from the Alps to the Po Valley plain and bordering with France. The tradition of knife making in Piemonte vary from the more simple utility folders to the big duel knives.
This nice folder features a long and pointy hand forged carbon steel straight blade, faceted brass bolster and butt cap and steel body faced with translucent green/brown horn scales. The knife has a slipjoint mechanism which was as usual as the lockback system. The blade snaps firmly. 14,5 cm long folded and 25,5 cm long in fully extended position. The knife remians in very good conditions. Horn slabs show some natural striations but no chips or cracks. Blade has been used and sharpened, Some overall pitting to the steel parts due to time
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