Taramundi Knife

Taramundi Knife in Spain

Country of the crafting: Spain
Region of the crafting: Asturias
Town of the crafting: Taramundi
Type of the crafting: Metal and ironwork

The origin of the knives and knives of Taramundi (Asturias) dates back to the mid-nineteenth century as another derivation of the activities that, at that time, were developed in the ironworks. the steel blade and the wooden handle are the main hallmarks of recognized products beyond even our borders.

2. Technique and materials

  • The type of steel used for tempering, this workshop, is Mova stainless steel, and especially for the knives of stainless steel 440C and 12C27. the sharpening is done manually in water stone, piece by piece.
  • For the realization of the handles they use very different materials according to the piece they produce. For example, woods of: boxwood, olive, oak, yew, violet stick, ebony. Other materials such as antler and mikarta.
  • The handles are decorated in the traditional way with shellac; decorated and drawn with color, hand carved with traditional motifs. In boxwood handles, personalization with pyrography allows names and / or logo to personalize the pieces.

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