Fontani Coltelleria – Zuava Grande in Corno di Bue

The Zuava di Scarperia is an ancient knife that takes its name from the ancient French military corps of the Zouaves. Exclusively handmade since the end of the 1800s, it is the undisputed symbol of the centennial tradition of making knives in Scarperia. Indispensable object for cutting, eating, working and hunting, an intimate friend from whom we never separated, it was jealously guarded and considered very personal and accompanied entire generations in daily life until it became completely useless. The classic version with its 3mm blade in satin stainless steel and with the particularity of the handle in fine polished ox horn expertly worked and inlaid with steel plates, is a robust and reliable knife.

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Coltello chiudibile a molla semplice con manicatura a piastre,il coltello di Scarperia per eccellenza, da sempre presente nella produzione scarperiese, la lama dalla forma detta alla francese o “scimitarra” e la struttura metallica del manico lo rendono uno strumento robusto ed affidabile. Il “becco” sul fondo del manico veniva utilizzato come appiglio per aprire il coltello con una mano sola. Prende il nome da un famoso corpo militare francese, presumibilmente a causa della forma della lama.

A simple spring-loaded folding knife with a plate handle, the Scarperia knife par excellence, which has always been present in Scarperia production, the blade with its so-called French or ‘scimitar’ shape and the metal structure of the handle make it a robust and reliable tool. The ‘beak’ at the bottom of the handle was used as a handle to open the knife with one hand. It was named after a famous French military corps, presumably because of the shape of the blade.

Un simple couteau pliant à ressort avec un manche en tôle, le couteau Scarperia par excellence, qui a toujours été présent dans la production Scarperia, la lame avec sa forme dite française ou “cimeterre” et la structure métallique du manche en font un outil robuste et fiable. Le “bec” situé au bas du manche était utilisé comme poignée pour ouvrir le couteau d’une seule main. Il a été nommé d’après un célèbre corps militaire français, vraisemblablement en raison de la forme de la lame.

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Weight 0,25 kg
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