Rasolino - Buffalo Horn


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Country of Origin: Italy
Region: Tuscany
City / Village: Scarperia
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The Rasolino family of knives is a traditional Sicilian style with a curved blade and a truncated tip. It falls somewhere between a scimitar style and the mozzetta blade.  This version is made with a black handle made from water buffalo horn and measures about 7.5 inches.

Buffalo horn is a natural material and can vary in color from knife to knife. Generally, buffalo horn handles are solid black, but some will have some fine white coloration as well.

While dining in Verona at 12 Apostoli, we fell in love with the tableware and had to track it down. It turned out to be hand made by the craftsmen of the Saladini family in Scarperia just north of Florence.  Scarperia is an ancient medieval village built by the Florentine Republic in the 14th century. It is known as "the town of knives" and justifiably so, as the art of manufacturing fine knives has been ongoing since the village was first settled. Their knives use the highest quality stainless steel and natural materials such as ox horn, water buffalo horn and Tuscan olive wood for their handles.

For more of the story behind Saladini, please visit http://blog.formaggiokitchen.com/2010/04/25/a-special-find-saladini-knives/

Produced By: Coltelleria Saladini
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