The knife of Scarperia
The cutlery making tradition in Scarperia is at least five centuries old, and in the beginning these craftsmen were actually armourers of a very vast region.
In 1538 the “Statute of cutlery makers” was written up and the artisans became part of a cutler’s union. Up until the 18 th century, numerous cutlers’ shops existed in the hamlet of Scarperia.
There was a vast production of numerous types of blades: for war purposes (daggers, swords and spears); and for work in the home and the fields (forks and punches, pruning knives, shears and pocket-knives).
In 1906 there were still 46 “knife and scissor” shops with about 300 craftsmen.
Today in Scarperia there are only four cutlers’ shops that put out a great quantity of different types of knives: from hunting knives to butcher knives, from kitchen knives to complete sets of cutlery with horn handles, as well as a variety of scissors and pruning tools of all shapes and sizes.
One antique shop on via Solferino, # 19, has recreated the atmosphere in which cutlers once worked, and in the Vicari Palace we can visit the Ferri Taglienti Museum
|COLTELLERIA SALADINI s.a.s.|
Phone: + 39 055 8431010 - 055 8468947
Fax: + 39 055 8468946
Viale Kennedy, 172 (laboratory)
Via Roma, 25 (show room)
Via Solferino, 17/a/19/21 (shop)
Traditional kitchen knives and accessories.
Open from Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 12.30am and from 2.30pm to 6.30pm.
Open on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 12.30am and 3pm to 7pm.
|COLTELLERIE BERTI s.r.l.|
Phone: + 39 055 846585 - 055 8469903
Fax: + 39 055 8468014
Via della Resistenza, 12 (laboratory). Traditional italian knives. Open from Monday till Friday 8 am-12am ; 1.30 pm-5.30 pm.
On Saturday and Sunday open by previous booking.
|COLTELLERIE CONAZ S.n.c. F.lli Consigli & C.|
Phone: + 39 055 8430270 (shop) - 055 846197 (laboratory)
Fax: + 39 055 846603
Via G. Giordani, 20 (laboratory)
Hand made regional knives.
The shop is open from 10am to 12.30am and from 4pm to 7.30pm.
The laboratory is open from 8am to 12am and from 1pm to 5pm (closed on Saturday and Sunday)
Phone: + 39 055 846148
Open from 9am to 12am and from 4pm to 7pm.
|I COLTELLI DELL'ARTIGIANO|
Phone: + 055 8430519 (negozio/shop) - 055 8468268 (laboratorio/laboratory)
Fax: + 055 8430519
Viale G. Matteotti, 84 (laboratory).
The shop is open every day from 9.30am to 1pm and from 3pm to 7.30pm.
The laboratory is open every day from 8.30am to 12.30am and from 2.30pm to 5.30pm.
Visits by reservations.