The ALPIN, also called SAVOYARD or MONTAGNARD, with its perfect proportions, its versatility and its sturdiness has been so enchanting that today it is known across France and Europe, far beyond the borders of its area of origin.
Its origins can be traced back to the middle of the 19th century in Savoy, where it was developed as the knife of the Alpine farmers which was supposed to do them good and honest service during their activities in the forest, on the mountain farms and of course during the “casse-croûte”, their typical meals.
The original materials for its handle are bovine bones and horn, taken from the cattle that produce the milk of the mountain farms needed for the most savory mountain cheeses, as well as the wood from those chestnut trees that have been maintained and cared for over the centuries and that provide an incomparably safe and secure grip. Particularly scarce and valuable is “bélier”, the horn of the ram or ibex, with its distinctive surface structure and splendid colors. As an adornment, some knives carry on their handle, inlaid with little metal pegs, the “flocon”, the snowflake, the symbol of the Alpine region.
Unless otherwise specified we always use DHL Express within Europe. This usually takes between 1-2 working days to be delivered. If your order comes in before 11am, it will ship the same day- otherwise it will be shipped out the following working day.
FREE SHIPPING for all orders! DHL Express (1-2 Working Days)
FREE RETURNS on all Italy orders (except sale items)
Flat rate of €15 - DHL Express (1-2 Working Days)
FREE RETURNS on all European Orders (except Sale & Revived items)
We have resumed shipments to the UK!
Shipping Cost with DHL is €18 flat rate.
Orders up to the value of £135 include VAT which is paid at checkout (this is because we collect the VAT for HMRC up to this threshold).
Orders over £135 will have VAT DEDUCTED at the Checkout stage, as you will be required to pay it to DHL prior to your shipment being delivered. This is to ensure you do not pay VAT twice.
Import Duties may also be charged.
Rest of World
Zones 5 & 6 * - Flat rate of €38 - DHL
Rest of World - Flat rate of €40 - DHL
(* Zones 5 & 6 are: Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Canada, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Iceland, Isle Of Man, Jersey, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Republic Of Moldova, Republic of Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United States)
WHEN WILL MY ORDER SHIP?
We prepare and ship orders as soon as the order arrives as all our stock sits at our location. All orders made before 11am will ship out the same day.
HOW LONG DOES SHIPPING TAKE?
For orders within the European Union we use DHL Express which usually takes between 1-2 working days.