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Olive wood handle knives

Postby Vito » Thu Jan 05, 2006 11:36 am

Have you seen the natural Olive Wood handle knives from Due Buoi Italy.
Do you like them?

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Postby Milu » Thu Jan 05, 2006 12:49 pm

Hi Vito,

I'm not sure about olive wood as a handle material for a kitchen knife. A friend of mine produces custom kitchen knives with laminated wood which looks good and works well.

Do you have a relationship with due buoi? Obviously no problem if you do, just curious.
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Postby Vito » Thu Jan 05, 2006 1:29 pm

Yes, i know what you are talking about but is not NATURAL!
Yes, i have relation with DUE BUOI.

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Postby Milu » Thu Jan 05, 2006 3:59 pm

That's exactly what my friend says. But he also says it works great!
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Postby Vito » Thu Jan 05, 2006 4:08 pm

Due Buoi oak line handle are made with that material that works great.
Due Buoi knows that and offers the otions.

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Postby Milu » Thu Jan 05, 2006 5:22 pm

Ho visto due buoi nel negozio del mio amico. Sembrano molto validi.
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Postby Vito » Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:50 am

Milu, are you italian or can you just speak italian?
where did you see them?

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Postby Milu » Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:00 am

I spend a lot of time in Italy and I'm part Italian.

Coltelleria Righi in Parma.
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Postby Vagrant » Fri Jan 06, 2006 6:14 pm

Milu wrote:I spend a lot of time in Italy and I'm part Italian.

Coltelleria Righi in Parma.


The LYON is almost perfect and very beautiful 8)
If I designed the "perfect" knife it would look like hell and no-one would like the way it looks. [not even me :lol:] The Lyon is as close as you can get and still look good :idea:

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Postby Vagrant » Fri Jan 06, 2006 6:41 pm

My search engine shows Riboni as distributors for Righi so I'm assuming the Lyon is a Righi but, Riboni may be distributors for others :? If you have a link for Righi please post it :wink:

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Postby Milu » Fri Jan 06, 2006 6:50 pm

Righi don't have a web site. Just a good, traditional knifeshop where the owners love fine knives. They do make some knives but as far as I know only direct sell. I think they may stock Riboni. This is the Riboni site I found.

http://www.riboni-knives.com/ingrand.-leoni.htm
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Postby Milu » Fri Jan 06, 2006 6:57 pm

I just looked at Riboni's distributors: The ones I recognised are all heavy weights in the business.
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Postby Vagrant » Fri Jan 06, 2006 8:29 pm

Milu wrote:Righi don't have a web site. Just a good, traditional knifeshop where the owners love fine knives. They do make some knives but as far as I know only direct sell. I think they may stock Riboni. This is the Riboni site I found.

http://www.riboni-knives.com/ingrand.-leoni.htm

That's the site I found looking for Righi :wink:

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Postby Vito » Sat Jan 07, 2006 10:45 am

Vagrant,
how would you design it?

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Postby Vagrant » Sat Jan 07, 2006 6:39 pm

Vito wrote:Vagrant,
how would you design it?

Remember I said it would look like hell :wink:
I'd start with a Puukko type handle but make the sides of the handle flat, or a least flattened a little. I would use a blade a little wider than a Puukko, more like a classic German Nicker. Add a very slight thumb-rest, for extra leverage when cutting. The end result would be a knife that wouldn't twist in your hand [a Puukko can], a knife that you could tell which way the edge was facing [even in the dark], a knife that lets you apply maximum leverage, and a knife that LOOKS TERRIBLE :lol:


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