We have already been working for a couple of years with Fabio Allara —a professional Italian cook, born in 1981 and living in Borgiallo near Turin— true expert in wood carving art, who talks about his passion and his second work as follows:
“For about two years I have been approaching and practicing wood-carving using knife tip techniques, in particular on the wood knife handle surfaces. It is a technique that requires a lot of manual dexterity, creativity and patience. Each single carved and engraved knife is a unique masterpiece as its wood handle comes to life while I am working on it. I usually start from selecting the knife with natural and untreated wood handle. Then I draw directly on the handle and then go on with the wood-carving entirely by hand using a special knife. When the handle carving is finished, I use a special wax or paint on it and the knife is ready”.
This product has been manufactured by submitting all the used raw materials to manual treatments and processes that make every single knife unique, original and not standardized. Any irregularities on the knife surface are additional guarantees of its uniqueness and manual processes and they do not affect the knife functionalities.
"It is possible that mean creatures will not always be so or behave badly forever."
Long ago on a cold rainy day, early humans arrived in the forest to find a new home. Old Bear®did not like this disturbance of the peaceful forest, so to protect his family he began to destroy all that the humans had brought with them.
First, with his large, strong paws Old Bear®tore apart their big wood walls. Then inside the shattered walls he discovered a little child in a cradle. The child had been left alone and his loud crying was too much for Old Bear®, piercing the silence of the forest.
But when he approached the child, he suddenly stopped. The child had quieted and seemed to be without fear of Old Bear®, gently touching and caressing his soft fur. Old Bear® was moved by the young child's sweet innocence. Old Bear®immediately opened his heart to the young child, picked him up, and held him in a warm embracing hug. He promised himself that he would be an everlasting friend to the child.
Over the years, the child grew up healthy and strong. He became familiar with all of the secrets of the forest and learned to craft his own tools, always helped by the faithful presence of Old Bear®, his giant friend.
One day Old Bear® brought him gifts of a piece of wood and a shiny piece of iron. With these two elements collected by wise Old Bear®, the child was able to create a strong, sharp, and irreplaceable knife - perfect for all of the exciting and courageous adventures he would face over the years.