Knife making in the Spanish town of Solsona dates back to the 16th century and by its heyday in the 18th century, this small town outside Barcelona had twenty four knife making workshops. The Pallarés family has been hand crafting knives and implements for the home since 1917 and is now the last functioning knifemaker in Solsona. Known for choosing quality materials and creating impeccably fine and sharp cutting edges, the now third generation owners still hand sharpen and stamp each piece using the traditional methods employed by Solsona artisans for hundreds of years.