Lefkadian Knife-Making: A Re-Discovered Art

October 14, 2014 7:17 PM

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Lefkadian Knife-Making: A Re-Discovered Art

I first heard of the knives of my native Lefkada a long time ago when an important collector arrived, seeking out the few remaining specimens of the renowned blades of the Ionian island that were, for years, meticulously handcrafted by the artisans of the local village of Poros.

This brought to mind the memoirs of my grandfather in which he described a most ornate knife he received as a wedding gift and which he considered most precious. Much later, I, too, was the fortunate recipient of such an exceptional piece from the hands of my cousin, Philip Politis, who learned the ...

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