Originating from the Maremma region between Tuscany and Lazio, this knife dates back to the first half of the nineteenth century. There are traces of this model in several examples held by the Criminology Museum in Rome, which were seized during a rebels’ revolt at Civitavecchia prison in 1848. It was typically made in Tuscany and in catalogues from the mid-nineteenth century we find models with a single panelled blade and a spine edge, where the part next to the point has been crafted to form a false edge. This knife has a sturdy frame with a traditional handle made from ox horn decorated with grooves running down the material. It has always had an important position in the knife production of Scarperia.
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