The smartphone has largely taken over the pocket space that used to be dedicated to the pocketknife and I think that’s a damn shame – even with 100,000 plus apps in the app store, you still can’t use your iPhone to cut a rope, shape a spear, skin a rabbit or cut the cap off a cigar.
The knife you see here has a handle made from Italian olive wood, the blade is 440 stainless steel (one of the hardest grades) and it has a lock mechanism to avoid having you guillotine your fingers. Each of the knives is made in Italy and uses the same design and methods used since the 1960s.
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