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Knives

  • Small wheels of different sizes and shapes, traditionally used to cut and refine pasta and sweets: culungiones, sebadas, orillette, caschette, each of them is refined with a specific tool, hand-made with great skill.

  • The rounded laurel leaf-shaped blade of this hard wearing arburese jack knife is made of damask carbon steel, it has a handle with a spring, grips in light ram horn, nails and a brass ring joint. Entirely handcrafted as a unique piece, it has ever-changing finishes and details.

  • The sophisticated and distinctive blunt-end blade of this Guspinese jack knife is made of damask carbon steel, it has a handle with a spring, grips in light ram horn, nails and a brass ring joint. Entirely handcrafted as a unique piece, it has ever-changing finishes and details.

  • This foldable damask steel knife, decorated with a raw mutton horn hand-made handle, is typical of the village of Sinnai.

  • The fixed damask steel blade and the raw mutton horn handle are handmade, a faithful copy of the knife owned by notorious Sardinian bandit Giovanni Battista Salis, a.k.a. Corbeddu, now diplayed at the History Museum of the Carabilieri Legion in Rome.

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The renewed and exclusive Sardinian knife sector has deep roots in ancient traditional knowledge. The refined work of knife-makers in characterized by an evocative style and high technical skills, typical of rural and pastoral contexts. Sardinian traditional knife, widely identified with a jack knife, sa resolza, is mostly used by men as a cutting tool for different purposes and always carried in their pockets. Such personal object, imbued with a symbolic charge, fascinates today's sector enthusiasts: it is a sought-after artefact, a collector's piece.

 

New productions are inspired by tradition but also implement innovative manufacturing processes and functions. Local knife-makers' artefacts stand out for their high technical level and compositional sensitivity. Carefully crafted with a combination of different materials, the study of shape, harmony, proportion, paying due attention to functional efficiency.

 

Artistic knives are unique pieces particularly sought-after, characterized by horn handles embellished with complex carved decorations and wrought blades, often featuring damask effects. A substantial contemporary production reinterprets traditional patterns, thoroughly following the formal canons while keeping top quality processes and materials. The renowned clasp knife of Pattada, sa resolza pattadesa, is the most popular knife in Sardinia and often identified as "the" Sardinian knife. The main feature of this handy knife, is its sophisticated handle structure and the myrtle leaf-shaped thin and pointed blade. The exclusive production of cutlery, that includes highly functional objects inspired by tradition, is connected to the production of bread, pasta and cakes, and features innovative tools used to slice and dice meat cuts, and mince spices.