The Consorzio Coltellinai Maniago (the Consortium of Maniago Cutlery Makers) has been present on the market worldwide for more than forty years with products that are synonymous of handcrafted quality and innovation: from the sporting knives to corkscrews, from the agricultural tools to professional kitchen cutlery.
From the 14th century, the town of Maniago, located in Friuli Venezia Giulia, 60 miles north-east from Venice, has been making cutlery. Manufacturing started with artisanal and homemade products and then, during the following years and centuries, the craftsman started organizing themselves, creating factories and starting to adopt industrial production systems. After several attempts to create a group of local manufacturers, the Consorzio Coltellinai Maniago association created by a group of Maniago companies in 1960 with the goal of promoting worldwide local products that are supported by reliability and guarantee of a quality mark that rightly belong to “Made in Italy” style and that, also nowadays, keeps intact all the features linked to experience, accuracy and attention to the details that the very skilled Maniago craftsmen have been able to perpetuate over time. The Maniago area is recognized as the most attractive concerning blade production in ITALY. Here there are more than 150 production companies co-operating from the raw materials purchasing operations to the product innovation activities.
Currently, the Consorzio Coltellinai Maniago S.r.l. is a group of forty six small cutlery companies all located in Maniago Knife District. Offering all sorts of items from these different makers―from the sports knife to the corkscrews, from the agricultural tools, from professional to kitchen cutlery, to military knives―having only one company as reference. The Consorzio Coltellinai Maniago is the official and exclusive manufacturer and sales representative for Europe, Russia and Japan.