Pattada Shepherd's Knife

This classic Italian pocket knife is distinctive and practical.


Best known as the traditional shepherd's knife of the island of Sardinia. This Pattada knife is completely handmade and its superior blade hand honed of stainless steel. Blond ox-horn handle and solid steel bolsters and liners. Locally used for generations to carve bread, cheese, and sausage at picnics in the Sardinian forest, and to skin game. No lock, a true pocket knife. 4¼" closed, 7½" opened, with a 3¼" blade. Genuine leather sheath.


Overall: 3.9/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 3.9 / 5 based on 20 reviews

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15 of 20 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

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    GOOD KNIFE BUT - 12/17/2013
    By: from San Diego

    I was pleased with the overall quality and appearance of the knife. HOWEVER, as a knife collector I was completly turned off by the huge letters spelling ORVIS on one side of the blade. It was not shown or mentioned in the catalog or on-line. It made it look like a promotional item and not a custom Italian pocket knife. Even a small 'ITALY' stamp would have been okay. I returned the item.I think the name detracts from the value and beauty.

  • 1/5 stars 1/5

    Less Quality Than Expected - 12/11/2013
    By: from Baton Rouge, LA

    This item appears to be much more substantial in catalogue than in reality. What appears to be bone in photograph, is actually plastic of some kind and the steel is very light in hand. If it weren't such a short time to Christmas, I would return it and look for a better product. Disappointing, surprisingly so, for an Orvis offering.

  • 4/5 stars 4/5

    nice gift - 11/15/2013
    By: from Roseville Ca

    The knife arrived in good shape and appeared as advertised. My only dissappoinent was the :ORVIS: name stamped on the blade. Made a hand crafted Italian knife loo cheesy.

  • 2/5 stars 2/5

    Pattada Shepards knife - 3/12/2013

    I was not happy.The rivets were not flush with the handle.

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    Excellent Quality - 12/29/2012

    Amazing quality, bought as a gift for a boss. The boss in question spends a great deal of time in Europe and was quite pleased with the craftsmanship and the theme.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Purchased two - 12/29/2012
    By: from Roanoke ,Virginia

    I purchased one knife as a gift and liked it so well that I purchased a second knife as a gift also . This is the second year that I purchased ORVIS knives as gifts which were received enthuiastically .

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    old school traditions - 12/29/2012
    By: from new york

    amazing quilty knife ,reminds me so much of the one my Grandfather always carried

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    Most satisfied - 12/28/2012
    By: from OKC, OK

    Beautiful piece! More than I expected. Fine blade and a very handsome handle. Great gift.

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