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Knives

  • This kitchen set is hand-made and includes two fixed blade knives to slice meat and a mincing knife. The minimal design of the knives is underlined by the complex craft of the mincing knife, that features mutton horns mounted in their original shape.

  • Pattadese jack knife with myrtle leaf-shaped blade featuring an exquisite damask handle with shaped grips in reused antique ivory, steel rivets and joint ring.

  • This set of kitchen steel-blade knives feature bovine shinbone handles, hand-made on an innovative project by Lisa Ligas, with a balanced combination of symmetrical lines on the blades and the handles.

  • This large jack knife has a finely crafted grooved laurel leaf-shaped blade, which is designed as a hunter's tool for skinning, it has a handle with a spring, shaped sides in light mouflon horn and engraved brass guard.

  • Sophisticated in shape, this Guspinese jack knife with a rounded blade has a refined single-piece handle in polished buffalo horn and an engraved satin-finished steel ring joint. The details and the combination of materials can be customised.

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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.