Knife 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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