Originated in the town of Jezzine in South Lebanon, the traditional cutlery was born in 1770 when the Haddad family settled in that quintessential town. Its production consisted at that time of army rifles, knives and steel blade swords.

With time,  the artisans developed the cutlery  business by creating handles with birds heads made of bones and buffalos’ horns. These handles were inlaid with colored bones & brass and were applied to spoons, forks, Knives, paper-knives, daggers……

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This unique traditional craft is so well regarded that it has been presented by Lebanese presidents and officials to dignitaries all over the world beginning with the Ottoman Sultans in the 18th century. These crafts hold within each piece the authentic spirit of Lebanon: History, Culture and Beauty …..

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