Gigi Sechi , Italy

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Âchillepattada, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. Âchillepattada

    Âchillepattada Gold Member Gold Member

    May 17, 2012
    I have just notices that there is no specific thread to show the creations of my great friend Gigi Sechi from Sardinia ( Italy ).
    Gigi like traditional shapes but more he loves making damascus.


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  2. Kiteman72

    Kiteman72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    OP, your threads never disappoint. :thumbsup:

    Beautiful knives! The rezolzas (did I spell that right?) especially.
     
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  3. Gevonovich

    Gevonovich Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2011
    The last four are screaming for my pocket !! Genius

    Thank you for the treat !! Looking forward to this thread :)
     
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  4. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Wonderful knives, Â!!:eek: And Gigi has a great touch with the damascus!!:)
    Very creative!!!:thumbsup:
    Thanks for the pics!
     
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  5. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Absolutely beautiful knives Â! :thumbsup: :cool:
     
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  6. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    The last three shown have me in a real state of disbelief:D:cool:

    Real artisanship at its best:thumbsup:

    Regards, Will
     
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  7. popedandy

    popedandy

    Dec 8, 2006
    Wow! Those are some beautiful knives!
     
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  8. lambertiana

    lambertiana Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    Beautiful knives!
     
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  9. Âchillepattada

    Âchillepattada Gold Member Gold Member

    May 17, 2012
    When I was in his town of Sestu Gigi showed me what has prepared for the different summer knife shows of the island :

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    And today he put this one on his facebook page :

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  10. VashHash

    VashHash

    Aug 11, 2009
    That is some exceptional Damascus. I wish I could go to the Island knife show. I'd leave broke but rich in knives.
     
  11. Âchillepattada

    Âchillepattada Gold Member Gold Member

    May 17, 2012
    Hello,

    My friend Gigi has made a new knife . He has never tried
    this traditional model which is called Logudoresa .

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  12. fishface5

    fishface5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    Wow wow wow!!!
     
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  13. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Beautiful knives there! Talented maker, I really appreciate the difference and elegance in styling.
     
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  14. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    I especially like those big clip-points with the hooked handles.
     
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  15. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Gigi's Sardinian roots are clear! He's very creative!!:thumbsup:
     
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  16. JupiterPaladin

    JupiterPaladin

    May 4, 2016
    Those are some beautiful pieces! I definitely love whatever that copper bolster cleaver thing is? Living on that island must be fairly inspirational in and of itself. My maternal grandparents came from Roseto degli Abruzzi on the east coast of Italy. I always wondered what made them immigrate to rural Ohio of all places?
     
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  17. Âchillepattada

    Âchillepattada Gold Member Gold Member

    May 17, 2012
    Hi Jupiter P,
    This "clever" is a modern interpretation of a knife called "mozzetta".
    It was used in Sardinia to harvest the cork on the oaks. To use a knife with a point would have been too dangerous . Then it has been used in the mine because carrying a knife with a point in the dark would also be dangerous .
    Curiously this knife became famous with Mussolini's fascism. The Duce was not confident with the Sardinian people . When they were not satisfied they had the bad habit to use their knife . So Mussolini prohibited all the knives with a pointed blade bigger than 5cm.
    As the knife was a necessary tool at that time the mozzetta became the only allowed knife .

    About your maternal grand parents I think that poverty might have been their motivation. Between the 19th and the 20th century life was really hard in a lot of place in Italy and the region of Abruzzo was very poor .

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  18. Âchillepattada

    Âchillepattada Gold Member Gold Member

    May 17, 2012
    Hello,

    As I'm actually his neighbour in Sardinia I've taken some pictures of the knives again in his workshop :


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  19. Âchillepattada

    Âchillepattada Gold Member Gold Member

    May 17, 2012
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  20. Gevonovich

    Gevonovich Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2011
    Breathtaking beauty !! Thanks sooooo much for the look, Achillepattada :D:p:cool::):thumbsup:
     

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