No. 10 Fiorentino Italian Regional Pocket Knife with Ox Horn Handle by Berti

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No. 10 Fiorentino Italian Regional Pocket Knife with Ox Horn Handle by Berti

The No. 10 Fiorentino Italian Regional Knife by Berti has a ''scimitar'' or ''French'' blade that was in production until the mid 1950’s. The great success of this particular model is due to the fact that apart from being extremely light and elegant, it is robust and has a keen cutting edge. It is characterized by the band at the top of the handle and the metal button at the heel of the handle. 

This regional knife was originally forged in Castiglion Fiorentino, a small town located in the Tuscany region of Italy. The town is just outside the province of Arezzo between the province Arezzo and Crotona. Due to the large quantity of farmers in this town, this knife was primarily used for farm work in the fields. 

Regional knives are pocket knives that have a distinct style based on what region the knife comes from. There are 20 regions in Italy, and each region produces a different knife style.

Berti knives are handmade in Italy by skilled artisans with the technique used since 1895. The knives are forged out of stainless steel and are made with the highest craftsmanship. Berti artisans create knives with the integrity and authenticity that cannot result from mass production. The same craftsman that begins a knife takes it all the way through to completion.

Handle Material: Ox Horn

Blade Material: Stainless Steel

Crafted with a Bolster Lining - This is a thick junction between the handle and the knife blade which provides a smooth transition from the blade to the handle. A bolster strengthens the knife, adds durability, and provides a counter-balance.

This knifes' blade was laser cut.

Total length: 8.1"
Blade length: 3.5"

    Hand wash only

    The Berti Italian Regional Knives Collection is available here. 

    View other Knife Styles by Berti here.

    Berti was founded as an artisan workshop by David Berti in 1895, and today, under the guidance of his great grandson Andrea, it continues its production in the Tuscan countryside, 25 miles north of Florence, Italy.

    The essence of the Berti family tradition since 1895 is this: the artisan that starts making a knife takes it right through to the finishing touches. There is no division of labor. Each knife is the finished work of a sole artisan, and it bears his, or her initials on the knife’s blade.

    Berti still uses the same manufacturing techniques and materials, ox horn, boxwood and steel, that have been used since 1895. Their intent is to make knives with integrity and authenticity that cannot result from industrialized production, while offering some of the finest cutting tools in the world. A Berti knife is an heirloom.