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Region: Italy

THE NUMBER ONE
pocket knife with can opener and corkscrew

Carbon steel
Blade length 70 mm

Manufacturer: Maniago Italy around 1940

Acquisition: 1956 gift from my teacher Alma Bergami

NOTE: lost in 1945 by a german private at the falling of the italian south front,Gothic Line WWII

inventory n.0008


Italian Army Ordinance knife

Steel / plastic
Blade length 70 mm

Manufacturer: CORICAMA - Maniago - Italy - about 1970

gift from Luigi Grandi - Bologna Italy 2014

inventory n.0206

Micro folding knife (bottom)

Steel / plastic / brass
Blade length 30 mm

Manufacturer: Tonerini - Scarperia - Italy

Acquisition: gift from Rita Chillemi

inventory n.0077

Micro folding knife (top)

Steel / wood / brass
Blade length 30 mm

Manufacturer: Tonerini - Scarperia - Italy

Acquisition: gift from Rita Chillemi

inventory n.0078

Pirelli promoting Poket Knife with corkscrew and wrenches

Steel
Blade length 80 mm

Manufacturer: Coricama (Coltellerie Riunite Caslino Maniago ) Maniago Italy

Acquisition: family property

inventory n.0007

Hunting Flick-knife with extractors

Steinless Steel / horn
Blade length 90 mm

Manufacturer: Italy

Acquisition: 1974 Sterzing Italy

inventory n.0013

Micro flick Knife

Steinless Steel / plastic
Blade length 28 mm

Manufacturer: Italy?

Acquisition: 1981 gift from Fabio Belluzzi

NOTE: Flick Knife without safe

inventory n.0027

Flick Knife

Steinless steel / brass / wood
Blade length 122 mm

Manufacturer: Coltellerie Virginia Maniago Italy

Acquisition: 1987 Firenze Italy

inventory n.0068


Malto Setmani promotional flick Pen Knife

Steel / plastic / brass
Blade length 45 mm

Manufacturer: Italy middle of the20th century

Acquisition: gift from Marino Mattei

NOTE:Opening system Brevetto (patent) n. 34749

inventory n.0194

Pattada Folding Knife

Steel / horn
Blade length 120 mm

Manufacturer: Pietro Ogana' Pattada Sardinia Italy

Acquisition: 1977 Pattada

NOTE: at the time Mr.Oganá  was in his nineties and his 'apprentice' in his eighties

inventory n.0018

Gobbo - Poket Knife

Steel / horn
Blade length 93 mm

Manufacturer: Severino Berti Scarperia Italy

Acquisition: 1980 from Severino Berti Scarperia Italy

NOTE: This knife was manufactured for the exposition "Ferri da Taglio" which takes place every year in Scarperia

inventory n.0023

Zuava pocket knife

Steinless steel / brass / horn
Blade length 100 mm

Manufacturer: Coltellerie Giglio Scarperia Italy

Acquisition: 1986 Scarperia Italy

inventory n.0067

Mugellano pocket knife

Steinless steel / brass / horn
Blade length mm

Manufacturer: Coltellerie Giglio Scarperia Italy

Acquisition: 1986 Scarperia Italy

inventory n.0066

"Maremmano" regional italian folding knife

Steel / horn
Blade length 90 mm

Manufacturer: F.Consigli Scarperia Italy 1999

Acquisition: Conaz Scarperia Italy 1999

inventory n.0141

Pocket Knife Basco locking system

Steinless steel / Gazelle horn
Blade length 105 mm

Manufacturer: coltellerie Tonerini Scarperia Italy

Acquisition: 1986 Scarperia Italy

inventory n.0063

Folding knife

Steinless tseel / horn
Blade length 130 mm

Manufacturer: Coltellerie Tonerini Scarperia Italy

Acquisition: 1986 Scarperia Italy

inventory n.0064

Caltagirone Pocket knife

Steel / wood
Blade length 100 mm

Manufacturer: Coltellerie Berti Scarperia Italy ?

Acquisition: 1986 Scarperia Italy

inventory n.0065

Folding lockback Knife

Steinless Steel / brass / plastic
Blade length 70 mm

Manufacturer: 1979 Frosolone? Italy

Acquisition: 1979 gift from Piero Grandi

inventory n.0031

Folding knife Viper High contrast Ladder n.506

Damascus / maple / brass / nickelsilver
Blade length 90 mm

Manufacturer: Tecnocut Maniago Italy 2000

Acquisition: Maniago Italy 2002

inventory n.0154

Folding Billhook

Steel / horn
Blade length 80 mm

Manufacturer: Maniago around 1950

Acquisition: family property

inventory n.0009

Folding Billhook

Steel / brass / wood
Blade length 80 mm

Manufacturer: Coltellerie Indiana Maniago Italy

Acquisition: 1978 gift from Piero Grandi

inventory n.0030

Folding Billhook

Steel / wood
Blade length 80 mm

Manufacturer: N.Codega - Premana - Italy

Acquisition: gift from Luigi Grandi

inventory n.0070

Grafting Pocket Knife

Steel / brass / wood
Blade length 72 mm

Manufacturer: Italy

Acquisition: 1981 gift from Piero Grandi

inventory n.0053

Region: Europe

Liberty double blade Penknife

Steel / Silver
Blade length 66 mm

Manufacturer: Solingen Germany around 1900

Acquisition: family property

inventory n.0004

Manifatture Maffi Milan - Promoting pen knife

Steinless steel / aluminium
Blade length 50 mm

Manufacturer: Paul A. Henckels Solingen - Germany

Acquisition: gift from Adelmo Garuti

inventory n.0104

Tre Teste shawing blades promoting pen knife

Steel / aluminium
Blade length 45 mm

Manufacturer: Paula Henckels Solingen - Germany (supposed)

Acquisition: gift from Adelmo Garuti

inventory n.0080

Vermouth Cinzano promoting knife with corkscrew

Steel / Brass
Blade length 60 mm

Manufacturer: A.Trist Solingen Germany

Acquisition: family property

inventory n.0006

Pen Knife

Steinless Steel / horn
Blade length 50 mm

Manufacturer:

Acquisition:

inventory n.0072


Flick-knife. On the blade: Explorer STAHL 65X13

Steinless Steel 65x13 / plywood
Blade length 90 mm

Manufacturer: Russia 21th century

Acquisition: Riez France 2012

inventory n.0195


Flick knife

Inox Steel- plywood
Blade length 90mm

Manufacturer:Russia around 2015

Acquisition: Liepaja -Latvia - 2019

inventory n.0222

Opinel n.10 Folding Knife

Steel / beech wood
Blade length 100 mm

Manufacturer: Opinel Savoie France

Acquisition: March 1977 Bologna Italy

inventory n.0017

Opinel n.9 folding knife

Steel / wood
Blade length 90 mm

Manufacturer: Opinel France

Acquisition: 1992 Bologna

inventory n.0055

Opinel n.8 Folding Knife

Steinless Steel / Ebony
Blade length 80 mm

Manufacturer: Opinel Savoie France

Acquisition: 2013 Montpezat-France. gift from Thomas Heger

inventory n.0204

Opinel n.4

Steel / wood
Blade length 40 mm

Manufacturer: Opinel France

Acquisition:

inventory n.0074

Set of three Opinel "Les Effilés" model n.8 - 10 - 12

Steinless Steel 12C27, Bubinga wood(Guibourtia demeusei)
Blade length 80 - 100 - 120 mm

Manufacturer: Opinel - France - 2014

Acquisition: gift from Giovanni Trotto - 2015

inventory n.0210

Laguiole with non integral bee

Steel / brass /horn
Blade length 115 mm

Manufacturer: G.Arbalete David St.Rémy s/Durolle France

Acquisition: 1985 Vaucluse France

inventory n.0178

Laguiole "Single main"

Sandvik steinless steel / Amourette wood
Blade length 100 mm

Manufacturer: CH.Couttier Thiers France

Acquisition: 1996 Thiers France

inventory n.0124

Laguiole with forged bee and awl

Steinless steel / horn
Blade length 96 mm

Manufacturer: Forge Laguiole - Laguiole France 1999

Acquisition: Laguiole France 1999

inventory n.0139


Laguiole with forged bee

Sandvik 12C27 Steinless steel / bone
Blade length 100 mm

Manufacturer: Aveyron Estaing France 1999

Acquisition: Laguiole France 1999

inventory n.0177

Folding Knife

Steinless Steel / horn
Blade length 125 mm

Manufacturer: Mongin Biesles France

Acquisition: 1986 Concarneau France

NOTE:I don't know the english denomination of this simple unlocking system, suggestions are welcome

inventory n.0043

Poket knife

Steinless Steel / horn
Blade length 55 mm

Manufacturer: Mongin Biesles France

Acquisition: 1986 Concarneau France

NOTE: I don't know the english denomination of this simple unlocking system, suggestions are welcome

inventory n.0044

Foldind Knife "Thiers single main"

Steinless steel / aluminium
Blade length 90 mm

Manufacturer: Florinox Saint Remy s/Durolle France

Acquisition: 1997 Thiers France

NOTE:A brotherhood of knife lovers and professionals named "Couté de Tié" was created in 1994.
One of its target was to create the knife of Thiers, knife which never existed since for generations the Thiernois cutlers have used their know-how on varied regional knives.

inventory n.0126

"Le Méditerranée" poket knife with the profile of a fishing boat

Steinless steel / Olive wood
Blade length 77 mm

Manufacturer: Florinox Saint Remy s/Durolle France. Design by Jean-Pierre Mutter

Acquisition: 1997 Thiers France

inventory n.0127

Vendetta Corsican folding knife

Steel / bone
Blade length 255 mm

Manufacturer: Early 20th century

Acquisition: Bozouls France 2001

NOTE: On the blade: 76 VI....E BL.....D

inventory n.0153


Vendetta Corsican folding knife

Steel / bone
Blade length 180 mm

Manufacturer: Manufrance St.Etienne (Early 20th century ?)

Acquisition: Carpentras France 2012

NOTE: On the blade: MF inside a Star

inventory n.0199

Vendetta Folding Knife

Steel / plastic
Blade length 110 mm

Manufacturer: Italian production

Acquisition: 1982 Corsica

NOTE: Italian replica of the original Corsican model

inventory n.0033


Poket knife

Steel / bone
Blade length 70 mm

Manufacturer: Pradel Auvergne France late 20th century

Acquisition: Valensole France 2011

inventory n.0187/p>


Poket knife

Steel / bone
Blade length 70 mm

Manufacturer: Pradel Auvergne France late 20th century

Acquisition: Valensole France 2011

inventory n.0188


Poket knife Pradel Excellence 63

Steel / wood
Blade length 70 mm

Manufacturer: Pradel Excellence France late 20th century

Acquisition: Valensole France 2011

inventory n.0189/p>


Folding sportman knife with corkscrew and awl

Steel / brass
Blade length 80 mm

Manufacturer: Pradel Auvergne France late 20th century

Acquisition: Valensole France 2011

inventory n.0190


Poket knife

Carbon steel, olive wood
Blade length 80 mm

Manufacturer: France ?

Acquisition: Riez - France - 2015

inventory n.0214


Poket knife

Carbon steel, olive wood
Blade length 90 mm

Manufacturer: France ?

Acquisition: Riez - France - 2015

inventory n.0215


Poket knife

Steel 12C27, olive wood
Blade length 90 mm

Manufacturer: Mikaël Trocherie - Moustiers Sainte-Marie - France

Acquisition: Moustiers Sainte-Marie - France - 2016. gift from Fabrice Merizzi

NOTE: Star and Chain are Moustiers Sainte-Marie logo.
According with an old legend, it's a Thanks Offering by a knight after a crusade
Technical specifications

inventory n.0216

Folding knife

Steinless steel / plastic
Blade length 115 mm

Manufacturer: ICEL Portugal

Acquisition: 1983 Lisbon Portugal

inventory n.0037

Navaja folding knife with Basque lock

Steinless steel / horn
Blade length 120 mm

Manufacturer: Toledo Spain

Acquisition: 1983 Toledo Spain

inventory n.0038

Pocket knife with pen-clip

Steinless steel / plywood
Blade length 100 mm

Manufacturer: in Toledo ? Spain

Acquisition: 1983 Toledo Spain

inventory n.0039

Slim pocke knife

Steinless steel / brass / teck
Blade length 87 mm

Manufacturer: in Toledo ? Spain

Acquisition: 1983 Toledo Spain

inventory n.0040

Swiss Champ multiple blades

Steinless steel / plastic
Blade length 70 mm

Manufacturer: Victorinox Ibach Switzerland

Acquisition: 1995 Bologna gift from Franca

inventory n.0106

Navaja commercial reproduction

440 Steinless steel / light metal / plastic
Blade length 90 mm

Manufacturer: Andujar Spain 1998

Acquisition: Spain 1998 gift from Lino Lepore

inventory n.0134

Folding billhook

Steel / wood
Blade length 80 mm

Manufacturer: Spain handicraft

Acquisition: 1989 gift from Rita Chillemi

inventory n.0029

Folding Knife

Steel / horn
Blade length 95 mm

Manufacturer: Kamal Karaman ? Turkey

Acquisition: 1976 Nevscehir Turkey

NOTE: the shape of a lion punched on the blade, decoration or logo?

inventory n.0015

Folding Knife

Steel / horn
Blade length 112 mm

Manufacturer: Masanali Turkey

Acquisition: 1976 Nevscehir Turkey

inventory n.0016

Folding Knife

Steinless Steel / Michart / Brass
Blade length 95 mm

Manufacturer: Behcei Bursa

Acquisition: gift from Marcello Bedosti

inventory n.0071


Folding Saw with goath-foot shaped handle

Steel / wood
Blade length 160 mm

Manufacturer: Suleiman Tutar? Bursa Turkey

Acquisition: 1976 Bursa Turkey

inventory n.0014

Region: Middle East

Folding knife

Steel / horn
Blade length 120 mm

Manufacturer: Syrian handicraft 2000

Acquisition: Palmyra Syria 2000

inventory n.0144

Region: Southern Asia

Flick knife without safe Fish shape handle with scales decoration.

Steel / brass
Blade length 111 mm

Manufacturer: Speciolma Bhuj Gugiarat India

Acquisition: 1995 Bhuj Gugiarat India

inventory n.0108

Flick knife without safe Fish shape handle

Steel / brass
Blade length 104 mm

Manufacturer: Speciolma Bhuj Gugiarat India

Acquisition: 1995 Bhuj Gugiarat India

inventory n.0109

Little lockback Knife

Steinless Steel / brass / Teck
Blade length 55 mm

Manufacturer: Pakistan

Acquisition: 1982 USA gift from Rita Chillemi

inventory n.0034

Sliding Knife

Steel / Brass
Blade length 102 mm

Manufacturer: in Rajasthan India

Acquisition: 1985 Rajasthan India gift from Rita Chillemi

inventory n.0041

Pocket Knife

Steel / brass /wood
Blade length 95 mm

Manufacturer: Kashmir handicraft India

Acquisition: 1993 Shrinagar - Indian Kashmir - India

inventory n.0092

Pocket knife

Steel / brass /wood
Blade length 90 mm

Manufacturer: Kashmir handicraft India

Acquisition: 1993 Shrinagar - Indian Kashmir - India

inventory n.0093

Pocket Knife

Steel / bone
Blade length 76 mm

Manufacturer: Pakistan handicraft

Acquisition: 1996 Abbottabad Pakistan

inventory n.0110


Poket knife, engraved blade (a hoopoe)

Steel / brass / wood
Blade length 77 mm

Manufacturer: 1996 Pathan handicraft NWFP Pakistan

Acquisition: 1996 Peshawar Pakistan

NOTE:I bought this nice set of four (0116-0119) from a young pathan artisan, Darra, with his skilled "smiths" is just round the corner.

inventory n.0116


Poket knife,fishtail handle and engraved blade (leaves)

Steel / brass / wood
Blade length 72 mm

Manufacturer: 1996 Pathan handicraft NWFP Pakistan

Acquisition: 1996 Peshawar Pakistan

NOTE:I bought this nice set of four (0116-0119) from a young pathan artisan, Darra, with his skilled "smiths" is just round the corner.

inventory n.0117


Poket knife, engraved blade (bird and leaf)

Steel / brass / wood
Blade length 80 mm

Manufacturer: 1996 Pathan handicraft NWFP Pakistan

Acquisition: 1996 Peshawar Pakistan

NOTE:I bought this nice set of four (0116-0119) from a young pathan artisan, Darra, with his skilled "smiths" is just round the corner.

inventory n.0118


Poket knife, engraved blade (bird)

Steel / brass / wood
Blade length 82 mm

Manufacturer: 1996 Pathan handicraft NWFP Pakistan

Acquisition: 1996 Peshawar Pakistan

NOTE:I bought this nice set of four (0116-0119) from a young pathan artisan, Darra, with his skilled "smiths" is just round the corner.

inventory n.0119

Poket billhook

Steel / brass
Blade length 65 mm

Manufacturer: DIR Pakistan

Acquisition: 1996 Peshawar Pakistan

inventory n.0120

Poket knife

Steel / brass / wood
Blade length 70 mm

Manufacturer: DIR Pakistan

Acquisition: 1996 Abbottabad Pakistan

inventory n.0121

Pocket Knife

Steel / brass
Blade length 57 mm

Manufacturer: northern Indian handicraft

Acquisition: 1986 Udaipur Rajasthan India

inventory n.0052

Poket knife

Steel / brass
Blade length 70 mm

Manufacturer: DIR Pakistan

Acquisition: 1996 Abbottabad Pakistan

inventory n.0181

Pocket knife

Steel / brass / wood
Blade length 80 mm

Manufacturer: NWFP handicraft - Pakistan 2002

Acquisition: Peshawar Pakistan 2002

inventory n.0179



Folding Afghan Lohar Khyber pass region

Steel / brass / bone / horn
Blade length 150 mm

Manufacturer: Afghan handicraft

Acquisition: Peshawar Pakistan 2002

inventory n.0158

Indian palm leaf writing knife

Steel / bone / brass
Blade length 80 mm

Manufacturer: India handicraft

Acquisition: 1997 Bombay Maharastra India

inventory n.0125

Folding Knife

Steel / Wood / brass
Blade length 80 mm

Manufacturer: Nepali handicraft 2005

Acquisition: Kathmandu Nepal 2005

inventory n.0168

Region: Eastern Asia

Barlow double blade pocket knife

Steel / plastic
Blade length 65 mm

Manufacturer: Sabre China

Acquisition: 1992 USA gift from Stefano Zucchini

inventory n.0090

Folding lockback Knife

Steinless steel / tek
Blade length 110 mm

Manufacturer:

Acquisition: 1980

NOTE: Imitation of Puma folding knife, blade marked 'rostfrei'

inventory n.0024

Butterfly knife

Steel / aluminium /plastic
Blade length 111 mm

Manufacturer:

Acquisition: 1986 Andorra

inventory n.0042

Puma folding knife - Micro reproduction

Steinless steel / brass / teak
Blade length 18 mm

Manufacturer: Jaguar

Acquisition: gift from Rita Chillemi

inventory n.0079

Promoting poket knife with gas lighter

Steel / Aluminium
Blade length 35 mm

Manufacturer: Far East 2004

Acquisition: gift from Parker-Seals dep. 2004

inventory n.0166

Backlock poket knife

Steinless steel / plastic
Blade length 60 mm

Manufacturer: WYL

Acquisition: Bologna Italy 2006

inventory n.0175


Higo no Kami folding knife - Piedmontese system

Steel / brass
Blade length 96 mm

Manufacturer: Myamoto Musashi - Japan

Acquisition: Aups - France - 2013

inventory n.0201

Region: South East Asia

Flick knife Commercial version

Steel / plastic
Blade length 106 mm

Manufacturer: Burma handicraft

Acquisition: 1990 Rangoon Burma gift from Rita Chillemi

inventory n.0076

Region: North America

Camillus Folding Knife model 886

Steinless steel / plywood
Blade length 95 mm

Manufacturer: Camillus Cutlery - Camillus - NY - USA

Acquisition: 1988 Flagstaff Arizona USA

inventory n.0058

Buck folding knife model 560X Titanium handle

Steinless steel / titanium
Blade length 94 mm

Manufacturer: Buck Knives - Post Falls - ID USA

Acquisition: 1991 Miami - FL USA

inventory n.0082

Knife with additional folding backlock blade

440 Steinless steel / malachite-turquoise / stag
Blade length 70 mm

Manufacturer: Seto, design by Stewart A. Taylor

Acquisition: 1995 Sedona Arizona USA

inventory n.0105

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