Pallarès Solsona Navaja Blanca

Navaja is a term used in Spain to describe folding knives. This pocket-sized example is crafted of thoughtfully shaped, naturally shed white deer antler—the variations in the material mean that no two look alike. Each knife is punctuated with three brass pins and an ornamental medallion. 

The Navaja Blanca features a hand-fashioned, petal-shaped carbon steel blade, leaf-ground to a satin finish. Like the kitchen knife, olive wood Navaja, and culinary shears, this is a forever piece made by a third-generation knife smith in the small town of Solsona, Spain, not far from Barcelona. Each blade is hand-stamped.

You'll reach for it at picnics, on hikes, or at the park. Small enough to tuck in a purse, knapsack, or pocket, we've used ours for slathering homemade butter, chopping just-picked chives and tarragon, diving deep into a jar of fruit compote, and chipping away at a wedge of Manchego. The handle fits four fingers, for a natural, comfortable grip.

Care: Carbon steel is harder than stainless steel and will hold its edge longer before needing to be sharpened. That said, it requires a bit of care and attention. Always remember to keep your knife dry, as carbon steel will rust when it remains wet. It is also natural for carbon steel to develop a lovely patina over time. Run a towel over the knife between uses and store in a dry place.

Found white antler handle + carbon steel blade.
Size open: 7 1/8 inches
Blade: 3 1/8 inches

Crafted by Pallarès-Solsona in Solsona, Spain

$155