Art craftsperson, Hand-crafted Association
DON'T put in the dishwasher, from time to time, nourish the wood massaging it with a drop of vegetal oil
Artzaina – The Shepherd
Filed model and design by Les Couteliers Basques
Just like the makila, the ancestral walking stick of the basque shepherds, Artzaina is made of straight lines, medlar wood and chiseled metal. Proud ambassador of crafts know-how of Les Couteliers Basques, Artzaina is both a strong and reliable partner and a precious accessory with timeless elegance. A real traditional basque knife.
210,00€ VAT incl.
Artzaina is sold with its bull-calf leather sheath made by hand. Satiny blade 12C27. Connector boards chiseled and glossed by hand. Forced notch spring. Handle made of scarified medlar in the tradition of the Makila.
There is in Basque Country forests a very special type of wood, a rare and singular tree which precious branches are worked for years by hand : it is called the Medlar. It grows in the wild, deeply hidden in the forest, protected by ramparts of brambles. Both sturdy and easy to work, it is exclusively used to make the Makila, the famous shepherds’ stick. Its fruit, Mizpira in basque, gave its name to the first creation of Les Couteliers Basques.