PASSION FRANCE BASQUE YATAGAN ARTO - SERPENT
The BASQUE-Yatagan is a style of knife specific to the Basque Country area of France and Spain, in the hills and surrounds of the Pyrenees.
The Yatagan blade is originally of oriental origin. The Crusaders brought them back on their return and first settled in the south of France and in Spain, later spreading throughout France. Its characteristic shape continues into the curved knife handle, the main feature of which is a pattern of large rosettes often in the shape of a cross.
They say the BASQUE-Yatagan was a knife the shepherd, who spent many nights in wild mountain areas of the Pyrenees with their animals on their own. With wolves and bears to contend with, a strong unfailing knife was necessary.
It is also said that it is the knife of the tobacco farmers in the region around Bergerac, where tobacco has been cultivated for generations. The rosettes on the handle originally being designed to help keep a firm grip whilst cutting tobacco plants during harvest.
Hand made in France.
Wolfgang and Sabine are German, their knives are French; hence Passion France. Utilising German efficiency and precision, combined with a comprehensive history of French knives, they work with award-winning knife-makers to make beautiful pieces, each specific to a region and time, often with a specific use and culture surrounding it. The plethora of knives they produce in stunning different natural materials serves the French culture of the knife, where it signifies social cohesion, family, and of course; food.
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