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FOX Arditi Dagger

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Item #: FO-FX595W

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To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the forming of the Assault units of the Royal Italian Army, FOX created a reproduction of the first dagger supplied to those units. The "I Gloriosi Arditi" or "The Daring Ones" are believed to be the basis for most modern special force units around the world and were specialists in dagger fencing methods in hand-to-hand combat. They were demobilized in 1920. For this re-creation, FOX has kept the design very close to the original, while using modern materials and applying the quality workmanship we have come to expect from FOX.

The Arditi has a 7" narrow tang dagger blade of N690Co stainless at 58-60 Rc., with a fine satin finish. The handle is textured Zirocote wood. Ships with a black leather sheath as well as a nice display box with an image under the lid of members of the Arditi corps wielding their daggers. The box has the colors of the Italian flag on the ribbons, which hold it open as well as on the front side of the box. Included in the box is a replica of the patch of the Arditi. Measures 11-3⁄8" overall. Weighs 7.6 oz. Made in Italy.

  • Type
    Fixed
  • Blade
    Dagger
  • Blade Length
    7"
  • Blade Steel
    N690Co
  • Rockwell
    58-60
  • Hilt Guard
    Stainless
  • Handle
    Zirocote
  • Tang
    Narrow
  • Overall Length
    11-3/8"
  • Weight
    7.6 oz.
  • Sheath
    Leather
  • Origin
    Italy

Fox Knives

FOX Coltellerie (FOX Cutlery) has been, and remains, an important part of the knife industry in Maniago. Still family owned, the company was established in 1977 by Oreste Frati. A highly quilified staff, CNC equipment of the latest generation a strong use of the newest quality knives possible. Fox knives demonstrate that a particular attention continues to be placed on creativity and design. The knife industry in Europe, as well as Japan, has always centered around one area in each country. In England, it was Sheffield; in Germany, Solingen; in Japan, Seki City; and in Italy it has been Maniago. In the recent past, we have seen a decline in quality knife production in England, Germany, the United States and most recently in Japan. In Sheffield, the industry has been gone for a long time. There are good companies making quality knives remeining in Germany, Japan and the U.S., but they are few. Many have succumbed to the pressure to make cheaper knives which has resulted in the move of a tremendous amount of knife production first to Taiwan and then to China. It is only Maniago, the art of metal working and knifemaking has been in practice since Medieval times.

 

 

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