Weapons and Tools

Weapons and Tools

The tradition of weapons is deeply rooted in the people of Sardinia. There is not one family who do not possess hunting weapons. Often they are antique weapons worked with a refined decorative taste, in some cases finely chiselled and with a carved butt. In this private arsenal, however, the local art played virtually no role: knives, rifles, daggers and sabres were almost all fabricated on the continent.
Only recently has local handcrafting developed in Sardinia, related to the fashioning of finely worked and chiselled blades. A number of important schools were thus established and developed, tied to the formal production traditions of the individual towns.
In addition to these items, there are other examples of decoration in Sardinia, including seals and stamps used for marking the surfaces of loaves of bread and foccacia prior to baking, as well as on pats of butter, to identify their owners.