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Knife review: Sardinian Pattada and Sicilian Sfilato: classic Italian elegance

Classic Italian regional knives are wonderfully elegant – a must for the knife collector. In this clip we have a look at the characteristic Pattada knife from the island Sardinia, and the slender Sfilato design from the island Sicily (mine was made by the dependable company Lion Steel in the cutlery town Maniago in mainland Italy).

12 replies on “Knife review: Sardinian Pattada and Sicilian Sfilato: classic Italian elegance”

The second one is a guspinesa, not pattadesa. The origin is from Guspini and not from Pattada.
The pattadesa knife is for everyday use of the local shepherds and for cut the throat of the animals, like sheep.
Sometimes local people use it to stab somebody, so it is occasionally used for self defense and for attack.

Well, some issues about sardinian knifes

The pattadesa is not a real one, at least is not from a pure artisan, plus the shape of the handle is not 100% correct and the pins are 5 not 6 ( as usual for a pattada knifes). The blade takes inspiration from a myrtle's leaf, not a flame.

The second one is an hybrid, not a pure model. The blade is typical from a Guspinesa knife, and the hanlde is not a right one for this kind of model… The clamp looks more close to a pattasese one than an old guspinesa…

Thcuss! πŸ™‚

@arhvash I meant, it is not designed for heavy duty or self defense – for which a lock is important. It is rather for lighter cutting work or food prep. For that kind of use, a lock is in my opinion not that important. Think about a swiss army knife, for its typical use a lock isn't that important either.

@arhvash For the kind of use that this knife would normally get, a lock isn't that important, in my opinion.

@keeperofblades Yes, I bought it in Gembloux. There was a table with some 15-20 Pattada variants. Cheers !

Nice review! Thanks!
You bought the smaller pattada in Gebloux? I can't imagine other knifeshows in Belgium.
Keep up the good work!

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