A Piemonte “barachin” knife

Sunday 1st August, 2021 - Bruce Sterling

*The blacksmith pitting on the blade is especially attractive.

*One would like to have an authentic shade-tree blacksmith’s burachin two hundred years old, but the truth is that folding-knives rarely last that long outside of a collector’s cabinet or a museum vitrine. The hinges go, the handles go, they rust.