Vintage Zuava Folding Knife by Giglio

ORIGIN: Scarperia, Tuscany, Italy
AGE: c. 1950s
DIMENSIONS: 8.75” x 1” (closed: 4.75” long; blade: 3.25” long)
MATERIALS: Stainless steel and water buffalo horn
CONDITION: Very good; shows moderate wear consistent with age and use


Vintage c. 1950s folding knife made by the Giglio company in Scarperia, Italy. This knife, known as the “Zuava” is a traditional knife from Tuscany. This hefty folding knife has a water buffalo horn handle, a wide mirror-polished stainless steel blade, and is marked Giglio, Scarperia on one side with the fleur-de-lys or “giglio” image on the other side. The blade movement is solidly spring loaded requiring a 2-handed effort to open and close, and there is also a manual latch to keep the blade securely closed.