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Discover our Corsican knives, known as "shepherd's knives" "Stylet" or the "Vendetta", a true Corsican culture dating back to antiquity. Today, it is always useful to have it in your pocket in case of need (an unforeseen event and then it's settled!) and above all indispensable for cutting the figatellu as an aperitif.
Choose your type of Corsican knives below:
There are 26 products.
Knife 21 cm goldsmith finish engraved blade and bolster head of Moor
Knife 21 cm goldsmith finish bolster boar and blade engraved Corsica
Olive wood knife 17 cm Corsica map
Olive wood knife 17 cm Moorish head
Olive Wood Knife 18Cm Carbon Blade
Olive wood knife 21 Cm Carbon blade
Amarillo knife engraved Corsica
Knife Rifle ball Corsica
Wooden knife 19 Cm
Shepherd's knife 18 cm Corsica map with large laser engraved blade
Steel blade knife with wild boar design handle
Knife steel blade handle skull and crossbones design black hat
Knife steel blade handle skull and crossbones design red hat
Mini knife with wood and steel handle and engraved blade muvra cignale
Set of 3 steel throwing knives with animal design and sheath
Vendetta goldsmith finish 2 boar bolsters and head of Moor and a steel blade engraved Corsica
Shepherd's knife with engraved blade
Olive wood knife with blade engraved A muvra and U cignale
Olive wood knife and steel blade engraved u bizzagru
Vendetta corkscrew blade engraved muvra cignale
Vendetta olive wood and laser engraved blade
Knife 23 cm goldsmith finish
Knife goldsmith finish with mouflon bolster and engraved blade Corsica
Shepherd's knife U Tempu guilloche in goat horn
Le Berger Vendetta knife with olive wood guilloche
Le Berger U Tempu guilloche knife in Olive wood
The Corsican cutlery, heiress of a long tradition
The Corsican knife was formerly essential to the everyday life, all the men had their own knives, they used them for the daily work, the basketry, the hunting and even to defend themselves. For lack of being able to have it made by a blacksmith for lack of money, men made their own knives.
Over time, the Corsican knife adapted itself according to the use and its history, influenced by the different peoples who lived on the island (Moorish, Saracen, Iberian or Italian). It is said that it was offered to the young boy as a sign of passage to adulthood, it was transmitted from generation to generation as an object of the family heritage. Nowadays, it is always useful to have it in your pocket in case of need (an unexpected event and it's settled!) and above all, to cut the figatellu as an aperitif.
The Corsican Stylus, the tool with the dagger
Initially, before even being called "Corsican stylus", it was a tool used by shoemakers and saddlers to pierce leather. Under the numerous occupations of the island, the carrying of the weapon was forbidden by the islanders, so the stylus was its appearance in the 16th century.
Resembling a dagger with one or two edges, it was used for hunting, as a military weapon and as a favorite of thugs wishing to settle their disputes. Later the stylus became popular and distinguished by its design in the 19th century. A precious object, it is found on the belt of both women and men in the most refined style.
The Corsican Vendetta knife, a legend
This knife very appreciated by the Corsicans for its solidity, its resistance and its elegance, was baptized by two Ajaccio merchants "Vendetta Corse", inspired by Italian knives. The Corsican Vendetta knife is more tapered than its colleague called "the shepherd's knife", its handle was in the past decorated with flowers and quotations of revenge were engraved on the blade (in Italian).
This knife had a phenomenal success, diffused worldwide as a Corsican knife but also as an object of decoration, the Corsican cutlers did not like it very much. Since, this time is over, the Corsican knife "Vendetta" was rehabilitated at the end of the 20th century, giving it back its letters of nobility by a design and a modernity of today. Formats of this artisanal Corsican knife: 20, 22 or 24cm. Handles: Olive wood / Genuine horn. Also find our U Corsu or U Montagnolu knives, for amateurs and collectors!