Cutlery is one of the most important artisan activities in Taramundi since
the 18th Century. The knives have three fundamental parts, namely the blade, the
handle and the ring. The main material used to make the blades is
stainless steel, resistant to oxidation and wear, but more difficult to mould
than carbon steel, the traditionally used material.
The artisan works the taming of the metal and carves the wood to make
the handle, decorated in coloured geometrics.
The blade is made from sweet iron, brass, stainless steel and alpaca,
and even silver. The handle is made with wood from the area -box and heather,
as well as oak, olive, ebony, etc., or no-wooden materials such as silver,
antlers of deer or cow.
production of knives and pocket knives in Taramundi was originated as a result
of the territory's own geophysical conditions, with iron deposits, abundance of
water and forest wealth, which led to the installation of mallets and forges
and the development of iron crafts.