Leather crafting is one of the oldest crafts known to mankind. Leather was considered as a status symbol in Ancient Rome. Wealthy Romans carried coins in leather purses around their waist. This practice soon spread to different cultures around Europe.
Italian ateliers have a history of excellent workmanship and Italian leather is world-renowned for its finishing. In Italy, the art of leather crafting is a closely guarded secret passed down from father to son.
ItalianSmokes features exquisite handcrafted leather goods from Giorgio Fedon and Pelletterie Fiorentine. Each piece of cigar case is 100% handmade in Italy using the best quality genuine leather.
In Italy, the history of knife making traces back to Ancient Rome. Back then, many farmers were also knife makers as cutlery work brought extra income for the families. It is a combination of grinding, forging the blade, and shaping the handle. Knife blades were made from bronze, copper, and brass.
Knife handles can be made out of many materials - aluminum, bone, horn, ivory, titanium, wood. The carvings on a knife handle is traditionally a reflection of the culture and history of a particular region.
ItalianSmokes carries unique pocket knives, guillotine cutters, and tabletop cutters from Saladini and Maserin. Each piece is handmade by a single artisan from start to finish, and bears the master's signature. When you buy an Italian knife, you are not only buying an exceptional masterpiece but also the Italian heritage.