Island: Tenerife

Category: Canary Knifes

Products: Canary Knifes

The traditional craft of making Canary knives remains alive in the hands of artisans like Felipe Ojeda Déniz.

Historically, this work tool has always been linked to the rural world of Gran Canaria, where it was used by men in agriculture and livestock.

Although its traditional use still endures, over time it has come to be considered a decorative item, a collector’s item, a gift, tableware, as well as a symbol of Canarian identity and tradition.

The handle of the Canary knife is made up of metal washers, bone and/or horn. Its very distinctive look makes it a unique piece admired by collectors around the world.

Felipe Ojeda Canary Knife