The ancient medieval town of Scarperia was founded by the Republic of Florence on 8 September 1306. It has fully earned its name as the “town of knives”. Ever since it was founded, the town has always shown its particular talent for crafting “cutting tools” and this ancient art form has made the town famous the world over. This tradition dates back to the 15th century, when the first “Master Knifemakers” published their “Statutes”, which even back then aimed to safeguard and organise the production process and trade of knifes. The first traces of the Saladini knifemakers date back to the mid-19th century, when a population census by the parish church of Fagna in Scarperia shows us that the Saladini family were crafting knives as Master Knifemakers. Since then, generations of knifemakers have followed in their footsteps and still today we continue to create our products with the same passion and traditions that have been handed down to us. <br><br>This heritage is clear to see in the styles of our forged knives, in our choice of high-quality materials, in our attention and care to every detail, and also in our continuous innovation and research, which has allowed the company to evolve while always looking towards the future. Alongside our series of traditional knives, Coltelleria Saladini offers a wide range of table and kitchen knives, table accessories, cutlery, right up to corkscrews and cigar cutters.