an ancient tradition in knife making and a great variety in shapes and models
with dozens of antique models dedicated to work and defence.
This is a
great example of the Gobbo pattern folders from the Italian region ABRUZZO made
in the first half of the 20th century.
features a carbon steel blade mounted on a nice carved horn handle. Blade with
two facets on each side, two slanted side panels and pronounced false edge. The
handle is fashioned with two plates of horn without a supporting liner. It is a
slip joint knife with the blade held in position by a very strong back-spring.
remnants of a stamp, the only word clearly readable is Milano
remains in excellent conditions, handle with no chips or cracks. Blade is very
sharp and still has a very firm snap.
folded and 27,5cm in fully extended position