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Mercury knives of Maniago, Italy are made for specialty and outdoor uses. They have a truly unique collection of knives ranging from mushroom collecting, horse care, and boating to camping, hunting and diving.
They have been specializing in multi-purpose folding knives for over 50 years. You can see this history reflected in the construction, quality and ingenuity of design.
This from Mercury:
"During the domination of the "Serenissima Republic of Venice," the iron industry had already been developed in Managio producing agricultural equipment and Armour. With the support of this ancient tradition, which has been handing down from many generations, in 1950 Attilio Del Ben founded a craftsman workshop for the production of knives, becoming a specialized manufacturer of multi-feature penknives."
Please take a look at the growing selection of Mercury knives.
If you are looking for excellent imported cutlery no one beats us! We are the number one resource on the internet for an excellent selection of fine knifes from Europe and abroad.
We also guarantee your satisfaction. If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase we will refund your money. just contact us within ten days of receipt of your item, send it back and then we will send you a refund! We want you to come back and we will treat you right!
Knifes have a universal appeal to both men and women. Blades of all kinds have become extremely collectable. As our cutlery is unique and hard to find they can be a good investment!
We also offer a unique knife location service. We do business with dozens of international knife manufacturers. It is impossible for us to carry every knife from every manufacturer, but if you are interested in a particular type or style of knife we will try to locate it for you and special order it from one of our many contacts.
Just contact us and we will reply with a picture of a knife or knives that we believe will fit your need.
The import of lots of cheap blades from Pakistan and China given imports a bad name. In reality some of the finest cutlery available is produced abroad.
Italian cutlery, for example, is very unique in it's craftsmanship and design. The traditional cutlery of Italy is a reflection of the culture, history and needs of a particular region. There are several styles of knive from Italy that have been produced for several hundred years. Some examples are Arburese, Bergamasco, Caccia Mugellano, Pattada, Zuava and Rasolino.
You will see several contemporary knife makers still reproducing these styles that are identical to knife makers of the past. You will also see modern knife makers of Italy producing fascinating "cross-over" designs combining aspects of older cutlery with new materials and forward thinking designs.
Of course this synthesis of the old into the new is not limited to any particular region or country. If we look at the history of knife making in the United States, or any country, we see a very similar progression.
But in Italy there is a longer history of the craft of knife making and it is intrinsically woven into the day to day lives of these Europeans. Since Western European culture is so much older than that of ours in the United states their's have had a longer time to develope and are somewhat more a reflection of art and culture than blades made here. That's not to say that the knife of Italy are superior to those made in the US. In fact I think the finest blades made can be found here. It's just a comment on how the relationship to a longer history can effect the design and cultural context of a knife.
There are so many kinds of unique, imported, and collectors knives that it's impossible to show them all. But that will not stop us from trying. If you sell an unusual brand of knife or have any ideas that will help us to expand our world of cutlery or please let us know. We are glad to be hear from individuals or manufacturers about their unique cutlery. We love the knifes of Italy and are always looking for more fine collectors cutlery from Italy or any other fine Italian knives.
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