Folding knife in 18/10 stainless steel and AISI 420 steel. “Il Canif” is a small, precious Folding knife, designed by Pierre Charpin, a useful object for the person on many an unforeseen occasion such as cutting bread, salami and cheese on a picnic or for cutting a flower. “Il Canif” comes from the tradition of sharpeners (‘temperini’ in Italian). The Treccani dictionary says: “... The name ‘sharpener’ (temperino) comes from the fact that it originally served to sharpen (‘temperare’) the quill, i.e., a cane reed.