ORIGIN: Scarperia, Tuscany, Italy
AGE: c. 1950s
DIMENSIONS: 8” x 1” (closed: 4 ¾” long; blade: 3” long)
MATERIALS: Stainless steel and cow horn
CONDITION: Excellent; shows light wear; retains original gold foil label
Vintage c. 1950s folding knife made by the Tonerini company in Scarperia, Italy. This knife, known as the “Caccia Mugellano” or hunting knife from the Mugello region of Tuscany, has a cow horn handle, a wide mirror-polished stainless steel blade, and shot shell extractors, one side pulls 12 gauge shells while other pulls 20 gauge. 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. It is rare to find an old hunting knife in such fine condition!