An­tonini: Pat­tada Fric­tion Folder

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An­tonini is a fairly small, and mostly un­known, com­pany based in Italy that has been mak­ing knives since the Mid1920s. Their Pat­tada is a charm­ing gen­tle­man's folder named af­ter the Latin word for Ra­zor, or “Pat­tadese.” Af­ter us­ing the Pat­tada for a few days, it cer­tainly lives up to its Latin ti­tle. An­tonini has in­cor­po­rated brass bol­sters, 420 stain­less steel and gen­uine ox horn all into one, to form the unique fric­tion lock Pat­tada.

With an over­all length of 5.25 inches, and blade length of 2.25 inches, the Pat­tada is more than ap­pro­pri­ate for small tasks, such as let­ter open­ing, slic­ing fruit and trim­ming rogue threads on cloth­ing. A valu­able ob­ser­va­tion dur­ing use was how the su­per slim de­sign hides away nicely in the shirt or jacket pocket, with more than enough real es­tate on the han­dle to feel se­cure when in use. The Pat­tada makes for a great EDC com­pan­ion around the of­fice or at home when you need a min­i­mal­ist choice of blade.

“SOME­TIMES RE­FERRED TO AS ‘TRA­DI­TIONAL,’ OR EVEN AS A ‘DRESS KNIFE,’ THIS CAT­E­GORY STILL HAS ITS PLACE BUM­BLING AROUND IN MOD­ERN POCK­ETS.”

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