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Pallares Knives

The knife industry is a tradition in Solsona that dates back to the sixteenth century. The company Pallarès, founded in1917, is today the only testimony to Solsona’s renowned knife-making industry. The industry experienced its heyday during the eighteenth century when the town of Solsona had 24 knife-making workshops combined into the Guild of Saint Eligius, patron saint of knife makers. In the nineteenth century, there were eight knife-making workshops in the town and at the beginning of the twentieth century there were 12, although they were based on hand-craftsmanship and most of them missed the opportunity to modernize. In such a climate of uncertainty, the company Pallarès was formed at the hand of brothers Lluís and Carles Pallarès Canal (Lluís’s...

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