Tortoise shell knives

These days, tortoiseshell is considered one of the most precious animal materials. It took no less than thirty to fifty years of research and experimentation in order to perfect the techniques for working this material in the 17th century , the age during which tortoiseshell first became a highly prized product.
Note though that in the 16th century, Henry IV owned a crib made out of a whole tortoise shell…

The knife handle is shaped from a genuine piece of shell from a hawksbill turtle (species: Eretmochelys imbricata, taken from pre-convention legal stock). This vibrant, high-quality material, natural and yet sophisticated, glimmers with a rich palette of colors that ranges from dark brown to coral red, sometimes even honey shades that give the shell a most beautiful clarity.
A warm and varied palette of colors that makes each knife absolutely unique.