Knife making
Pietro Ragusa
"Art for me is a way of thinking to create my own way to something that is inspired from the depth of my heart"

Pietro Ragusa was born in Corleone in a reality of a strong artisan and peasant vocation. After his studies, he dedicated himself to the processing of iron and to the creation of the renowned Bisacquinese knives with sheep and goat horn handles.

“Initially I dedicated myself to iron working and the creation of knives only in my free time, but with time my passion became my job

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    “Pietro Ragusa is one of the last existing knife making in Italy. Entering its forge is a magical moment. Hundreds of knives, each one different from the other, the handle strictly obtained from the horns of the rams. Each handle has its own shape, color and charm”

    Betty Scaglione Cimò, Madrina of the African sea

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