Italian Regional knives
"Take hold of these knives and feel the passing seasons of time, the murmur of the workers, a distant voice telling you the of a history of fire steel and able hands?"
Italian handmade regional pocket knives
Traditions must be respected but few are able to do so. Coltellerie Berti’s Regional Knife Collection represents the most complete collection of Italian regional knives. A range of this size of editions and designs is only possible when one has been producing knives for more than a century. After the Unification of Italy production in the individual regions around the country was almost extinct. Since then, Scarperia, a centre famous for the production of ''blades'' since the fourteenth century, has become a stronghold for the tradition. There is also another reason why: the production of knives in Scarperia has never changed, it has remained in many respects exclusively artisan.
This is why today after a time when the knives produced in Scarperia seemed to have been surpassed by new industrial technologies, they now form a unique patrimony for the knife industry in Italy.
Only those who have continued to produce knives in the same way in Scarperia can call themselves the true guardians of tradition, something Coltellerie Berti most certainly can.
Nomenclature: Smooth blade, Polished blade, Frosted blade, Laser cut blade, Plastic handle, Cornotech handle, Boxwood handle, Olive handle,, Buffalo horn handle, Ox horn handle, Ebony handle, Ram handle, Simple spring, Italian style, Monolithic handle, Knife without spring