This piece does not lend itself too well to block quoting, there is a considerable amount of interactive clicking possible. You are better off checking the whole thing out for yourself. That said, here is one example.
Zuava Di Scarperia
The Zuava is a traditional knife from Scarperia. The name comes from the french military regiment Zouaves, that were equipped with a similar blade. Handmade from the end of the 19th century, it’s a traditional knife from Scarperia (Tuscany). Even today, the Zuava is a functional pocket knife, not a self defense weapon.
The shape is very similar to the Fiorentino, but it’s different because there’s a metal layer inside handle making this knife very durable.
It was an indispensable tool to cut, eat, work and hunt, men wouldn’t go around without it. It was considered a very personal tool, jealously guarded, maintained and sharpened until completely unusable.
It remained unchanged throughout the years, and it is still forged following the traditional techniques.
There are examples from regions you have almost certainly heard of like Sicily, Tuscany, Lombardi, and many from some that I at least was not at all familiar.
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