Since 1841, the Saladini family has been working as Master Knifemakers in the town of Scarperia, a small Tuscan town known for it's cultery for over 400 years.  Saladini kitchen knives and flatware are forged from solid stainless steel barstock.  The blade is then thinned, tempered, and mounted to the handle. Lastly, they are sharpened by hand. The handles can be in 3 natural hand-polished materials: the traditional ox horn, buffalo horn, and olive wood.