In the heart of Venice, a few steps from St. Mark’s Square, walking under the Clock Tower, you’ll find one of the most historical shops in Venice. The shop’s products range from collective knives to artistic kitchen accessories to luxury smoking and shaving items.
The Cargasacchi family has owned this unique shop since 1970, attracting visitors from all over the world. 50 years ago, Marcello Cargasacchi started his business as a cutlery shop, following his passion for knives. Many years later, this shop preserves the atmosphere and charm of the old days, with wooden furniture and Venetian marble flooring, along with the passion and knowledge of quality.
At this cutlery shop in Venice, you’ll discover the excellence of knife-making as an art. Enthusiasts, collectors and experts can admire rare pieces of art made by the best world-famous artisans.
The shop hosts knives of the finest craftsmanship: Ballestra, Wilson, Atti Morotti, Max, Gulli, Fin, Hummer, Terzuola, Riboni, Centofante are just a few of the excellent artisans you can find. Our shop offers knife lovers a great variety of pieces made with precious materials, such as mother-of-pearl, fossil ivory, briar wood, warthog and horn. Their blade is often the the mirror of the artisan’s craftsmanship. You will also find the renowned Damascus blade. The process of forging “Damascus” is a very complex technique: it takes excellent skills to forging together innumerable foils of the blade itself.
Our focus is also on smokers of refined tastes. At Cargasacchi, you’ll find handmade pipes by Gasparini, Caminetto, Ser Jacopo, Ceppo, Mastro De Paja, Viprati, Amorelli and Savinelli, as well as, Dupont lighters.
Cargasacchi also pays special attention to luxury everyday items: straight razors, shaving brushes, collectors’ corkscrews, scissors and manicure items for professionals.