1960’s Guspinesa ram Horn Folding Knife. Matteo Prassciolu- Orroli
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.
The Guspinesa knife,
along with The *Pattadese* and the *Arburesa* , is one of the most
representatives Sardinian knife and is one of the most sought after as because
of its rarity.
This Gupinesa knife is a skinner knife and features a large
leaf-shaped blade, with a single cutting edge and clip point blade. The handle
is flattned and carved from a single piece of ram horn without a supporting
liner and the bolsters are thin brass layers, copper pins. The blade locks
properly when opened. Stamped on the back of the blade *Matteo Prasciolu,
Orroli*. Normal wear on the blade typical of a utility folder. 11 cm folded and
21 cm in fully extended position.
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