# 4769 / Antique Boot-shaped Carved and Checkered Italian Tuscan Scarperia Utility Folder

Italy has an ancient tradition in knife making and a great variety in shapes and models with dozens of antique models dedicated to work, defence, and duel.

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 boot shaped folder comes from the Tuscan town of Scarperia  It features a peculiar Dao point blade with a single cutting edge. It is part of the large family of "primitive" folding knives, made with one one that represent the axis of rotation of the blade. Handle is carved from a single piece of carved wood without a supporting liner and with a boot- shaped butt cap. Blade is almost in full profile and still pointy and opens and closes properly with no wobble in the locked open position.  No chips or cracks to the handle. 9,5 cm folded and 16 cm in fully extended position

Price :
€ 190.00
Condition :
Very good

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