The knife industry is a tradition in Solsona, Spain that dates back to the sixteenth century. The company Pallarès, founded in 1917, 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.
At the beginning of this century, the third generation took over the running of the company. Modernization and adaptation to new technologies continued and the market expanded into France, Switzerland, Germany and various South American countries.
Throughout its history, Pallarès has chosen and still chooses the materials to be used by always seeking out the highest quality, and its main aim has been and still is the quality of the cutting edge, which is why all knives are sharpened by hand.
Each timeless Pallarès knife is hand-fashioned from high-quality carbon steel, and set with a boxwood handle.