L’Artigiano Scarperia “ZUAVA DI SCARPERIA” – Ox Handle – 100% Custom hand-made in Scarperia Italy

The classic Zuava knife from Scarperia in satin finish stainless steel and ox horn handle, single spring, shod, switchblade, with tapered cheeks on the plates and firmly rounded. A light, strong and reliable knife suitable for all uses, from hunting to the table.

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.

Important note on these types of knives: These types of knives are still produced by the manufacturer today in almost the same way as decades and centuries ago. This also means that these knives do not have a modern “blade stop”. As with a traditional Laguiolle from France, you should therefore “always close the blades quietly”. This means that you should not let the blade snap into the handle of the knife, otherwise the edge of the blade will hit the inside of the back spring, the edge will fold over and the knife will become blunt. If it does happen, perhaps because you have given the knife to a friend, you can quickly straighten the edge with a ceramic rod and a few strokes and restore a good edge.

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Weight 0,3 kg
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