It’s from XIV century that in Maniago, town located in Friuli Venezia Giulia, 100 Km north-east from Venice, there is a knife manufacturing activity. The cutlery items production started with artisanal and homemade products and then, during the following years and centuries, the craftmen started organizing themselves, creating factories and starting to adopt industrial production systems. After several attempts to create a group of local manufacturers, in 1960 was born the Consorzio Coltellinai Maniago, association created by a group of Maniago companies with the goal of promoting worldwide local products that are supported by reliability and guarantee of a quality mark that rightly belong to “Made in Italy” style and that, also nowadays, keeps intact all the features linked to experience, accuracy and attention to the details that the very skilled Maniago craftmen have been able to perpetuate overtime.
Starting from 2018 Consorzio Coltellinai has also its own range of products, marketed under the MKM (Maniago Knife Makers) brand and manufactured by Maniago companies. At the moment the range is composed only by 5 sporting knives, 4 folding knives and 1 fixed blade, the Mikita Collection, manufactured by newborn Mikita network that counts 4 of the worldwide most important knife makers located in Maniago, Fox Knives, Lionsteel, Mercury and Viper. The first collection has been introduced during 2018 Blade Show and suddenly became a success with victory of the Collaboration Knife of the Year Award and a lot of interest from the customers.