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  • This pattadese jack knife is reinforced with an inner core and features a straight stainless steel blade; it is traditionally used in pastoral and contexts, its handle being made of a mutton horn and a chamfered nickel silver or brass ring.

  • 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.

  • Pattadese table knife for collectors, entirely handcrafted with steel blade, handle with grips in reused antique ivory with hand-decorated screwed rivets, fine floral motifs with a natural effect expertly engraved on a finished 416 stainless steel knife made to order.

  • 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 knives with myrtle leaf-shaped blade, handle with shaped grips in dark ram horn with fine light grain, rivets and the traditional a piccadura-punched brass joint ring.

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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.