why this product

The uniquely surfaced blades on these handmade knives are repurposed from old plowing discs in machinery used to sow seeds on farms in Brazil. The blades are then forged to the horn handles with a bolster of solid, gleaming brass. The utility knives arrive as one-of-a-kind items. They take on more character the more tasks you give them, from slicing tomatoes to carving wood.

use & care

Hand wash only, and dry immediately. Lubricate with cooking oil or mineral oil as needed. Over time and with use, the knife will develop a unique patina, adding to the character of your tool.

production & design

Designer Max Poglia has come to call New York City home, but he remains rooted in his Brazilian heritage. He began his eponymous line, Poglia, as a way to merge both worlds: The line of products is designed out of Brooklyn and manufactured by artisans in southern Brazil, including loom woven blankets and  handmade leather bags. Max’s knives are used in restaurants in New York and in Paris. 

about the designer

Poglia & Co. Horn Utility Knife (Black)

Kaufmann Mercantile from New York, NY
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Utility knife for kitchen, household or outdoors. Handmade in Brazil using repurposed steel with cow horn handle. The metal will create a unique patina over time and with every use. Comes in a leather sheath. Also available in Grey.  

More Details

  • Technical Specifications:


    Blade: 6.3 inches long x 1.3 inches wide
    (16 cm x 3.3 cm)
    Body: 10.8 inches long x 1 inch wide 
    (27 cm x 2½ cm)
    Handle: 4.2 inches long x 1 inch wide x 0.7 inches deep
    (10 cm x 2½  cm x 1.8 cm)
    Weight: ½ lbs

    Brass rivets

    Made in
    Brazil / New York

  • Product Dimensions: H 1.0 Inches x W 1.0 Inches x L 1.0 Inches
  • Product Code: V176000283505

Shipping & Returns

  • This item ships directly from Kaufmann Mercantile in Raleigh, NC
  • Item is ready to ship in 2 Business Day(s). Delivery date will vary depending on your shipping address.
  • International orders may experience possible delays and take longer to arrive.
  • We accept complimentary returns within 14 days of receipt if the item is unused and in original condition.
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