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 on 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 create it. This is a favorite among Souther Italians and Italian Americans as a wedding gift and is favored by knife collectors for its unique significance and stunning workmanship.