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Cretan Shepherd's Knife with Wooden Sheath 25cm

Traditional handmade Cretan Shepherd's knife with an elegant wooden handle. An ideal gift to offer as a symbol of friendship.
Gross Weight: 0,5 Kg

Availability: Temporarily out of stock


€44,50 44.50

Description

Cretan Shepherd's Knife with Wooden Sheath 25cm

Traditional handmade Cretan Shepherd's knife with an elegant wooden  handle. An ideal gift to offer as a symbol of friendship.

Handmade Cretan Shepherd's Knife 25cm with stainless steel blade, bronze joint and forked horn handle. The knife comes with its wooden sheath with bronze details.

The Cretan Shepherd's knife does not have an engraved mantinada. However, if you want the specific knife with a mantinada, inform us in time so that we can prepare it for you. Delivery within 10-15 days.

The Cretan knife, inseparable companion of every Cretan in the old times, accompanied the Cretans wherever they went, either as travelers or as immigrants, but also as soldiers. Cretan knives have a great sentimental value as they are considered symbols of Cretan gallantry and represent the spirit of Crete's resistance against any conqueror.

The Cretan knife is traditionally offered as a gift to express a promise of everlasting friendship. Adopting this Cretan tradition, you can now offer this special knife as a present  with a mantinada of your choice engraved on the blade.

The Cretan knife has a specific manufacturing form. Although the hilt varies, the blade's shape has certain characteristics. It is straight, though the side of the edge, a little before the end of the blade, curves sharply and ends at the point, which has a slight upward gradient. The manufacturing singularity of the Cretan dagger's point endows it with great penetrability. The Cretan dagger's hilt is called "manika". Although, its shape varies, there are three dominant types. In the first the hilt's end resembles a bird's beak, in the second the shape of the hilt's end is the same as in the 18th and 19th century cutlasses and in the third, which is the classical Cretan type, the hilt's end is V -shaped.