Tre Pianelle Knife- Buffalo Horn
The Tre Pianelle is a traditional knife from Scarperia, the town north of Florence where Saladini produces their artisan wonders. This unique knife has a blade with a triangular design (hence tre pianelle, or three points). It looks sharp on both sides, but in fact, while tapered at the top and bottom, only the bottom is sharpened to a cutting blade. This beautiful, folding knife is made using water buffalo horn for the handle and measures just under 8.5 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.
For more of the story behind Saladini, please visit http://blog.formaggiokitchen.com/2010/04/25/a-special-find-saladini-knives/
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While dining in Verona at I 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.
This cutlery is some of the most beautiful you will find anywhere and while we have a wide selection of their knives available online, we have access to their entire catalog of products. If there is a particular knife that you know of and you don't see it here, just send us an Email and we will let you know when we can get it for you.
Scarperia is an ancient medeival 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.
If cared for properly, these knives will give years of pleasure. For best results, please hand wash only and dry shortly after washing.