Tecnocut snc was founded in 1987 and we started right from the beginning with the manufacture of sporting knives under the brand Viper. Since that day our mission has been to shape high quality products by combining advanced technology manufacturing processes with crafting tradition and skills.
Following this philosophy, in 1992 Tecnocut started the production of its first series of Damascus steel blades. The experience acquired over the years allowed the company to reach an artistic prestige in the industrial manufacturing of Damascus steel and wire Damascus. The offer was successively broadened with the introduction of new materials, such as high contrast, stainless and super stainless Damascus steels.
Around the end of the 1990s, in response to the great market reaction, Viper enriched its catalogue with the introduction of many fixed blade models.
The modern market trends and the sectorial evolution of the product pushed Tecnocut to adapt and change by further differentiating its range, with new series of high tech folding knives, which include liner lock, back lock and frame lock mechanisms, and using advanced materials such as sintering steels, carbon and titanium. The latest example is the Keeper which is the result of Master Fabrizio Silvestrelli’s creative flair and genius, combined with our famous productive accuracy and our material knowledge. The use of D2 or Bohler N690Co steels treated with modern processes, such as PVD coating or bead blasting set our folding knives at the cutting edge and as first-class for their reliability.
Even though we commit ourselves to keep pace with the current trends we do not intend to put aside and forget our origins: our range is still renowned for the extended use of rare and precious materials such as tainted and stabilised American burl woods, exotic woods, stag and stag horn.
Viper’s vocation to shape high crafted products generated series such as the “Slim jewels”: a line of real jewelled knives, supplied with either 800/000 silver scales or hand engraved ivory, also available with Damascus steel blades.
Our folding knives Timeless and Quality also were great successes, fruit of the partnership between Viper and the custom knife maker Fabrizio Silvestrelli, aka Silvester. This cooperation got strengthened over time and brought milestones of our company such as the Boletus, elegant mushrooms picking knife and other folding knives (Drop, Gent and the exclusive multipurpose corkscrew Plus...).
We shall not leave out the regional series, a collection that will eventually tally 18 models, each of them available on a 1000-knife run. This year Viper has skilfully revisited the famous knife from Piedmont Vernante maintaining its traditional characteristics but enhancing its safety thanks to the innovative Action Stopper System.
We also allow ourselves some incursions into the kitchen field for which we offer steak and table knife series as well as our well known champagne sabrage sword Mathusalem.
After 25 years our mission is still to shape high quality knives for passionate people. Thus we keep moving with our clients’ needs and wants. The Tank, Keeper and Start are here to show it. Viper broadened its offer by putting side by side its traditional elegant knives and a variety of highly innovative and technological models, always aiming at the maximum efficiency and focusing on a different but inimitable style.