Italian Wedding Knives (Italian Lover's Knives: Coltello del Amore)
For centuries, it has been a custom in Southern Italy to present a newlywed couple with an intricately designed knife containing fascinating designs both handle and blade, with scenes personalized to the couple and symbols of love and protection of the relationship. Handles are made of buffalo horn or ox horn, with hundreds of sterling silver and horn inlays. This knife is handmade by artisans who dedicate more than 2 weeks to its creation. This is a favorite among Italian Americans as wedding gifts and favored by knife collectors for its unique significance and stunning workmanship.