FOOD BUSINESS GULF & MIDDLE EAST MAGAZINE’S MANAGING EDITOR M. MATT WAS INVITED TO ATTEND COLTELLO IN FESTA 2019, THE WELL-KNOWN EVENT THAT CELEBRATES THE CENTURY OLD TRADITION OF MANIAGO KNIVES AND CUTLERIES
Maniago is synonymous with knives. The Coltello in Festa, a specialized event recently organized by Museum of Cutlery, displayed a variety of knives and similar, dedicated for special jobs. The Coltello in Festa is a traditional and popular event that takes place annually and has historical roots due to the importance of the knife production in the small Italian town of Maniago.
The event ran from July 20-22 provided a unique opportunity to meet the Knife District companies in the streets of the historic center and buy their products in the large knives trade show. The exhibition enriched by demonstrations of some of the main processes. Along the streets of the historic center the traditional craft market, the visitors were able to browse through the manual achievements of the exhibitors and the proposals of the shops in the historic center. The event also covered a guided stand tour in Maniago centre explaining the traditions and peculiarities of this craft industry by Claudio Moretti. Another highlights of the event was visiting the major knife factories and blade manufacturers in Maniago.
The Fratelli Antonini Fu Giulio is one of the leading knife manufactures based in Maniago, Italy.
The Antonin family have been dedicated knife manufacturers since 1929, maintaining the handmade craftsmanship with love and devotion through the years with the aim to produce unique and incomparable items. With long years of experiences in manufacturing blades of high quality steels, the company is offering a range of high quality tools with the best effectiveness, reliability and durability over time. Such products are mainly addressed to butcheries and the dairy sectors.
Additionally the company endeavors to meet all households requirements by providing several items to suited for any daily need. TeGi by Coltellerie Maserin is the new line of professional kitchen knives, made in collaboration with the chef – 1 Michelin star – Terry Giacomello. It is a line of knives whose shapes, with a simple design, incorporate the ancient history of the blades of Maniago, the culinary culture of the chef Giacomello and the very high technology and quality of the materials that characterize them.
TeGi is the first line of professional kitchen knives that offers a very high level, an extremely robust product, made with great attention to the environment and sustainability. The blades are in steel (recyclable) with a high carbon and chrome content, the bolsters are in steel 304 (recyclable) and the handles are in Richite, a very light material, a composite of fibers of paper and natural resins. The packaging is made of 100% recycled paper and the sheaths that wrap the blades are made of Kevlar taken from dismissed sails.