The term Contadino in italian refers to a farmer. Its boasts both connotations of an passionately fierce worker but has also been thrown around by cityfolk in a somewhat demeaning manner because of its associations with a long legacy of italian provincial peasant classes.
This was my first design, albeit the second executed. It's beefy blade easily got through a tree limb. If I was to duck into the forest for a few days I would definitely want this on me. The blade design makes it very utilitarian but has a slightly understated fighter shape. I used American Black Walnut on the handle, copper pins and my usual formula for a sheath. That consists of a buffalo hide exterior (stitched by yours truly) and a military-grade Kydex lining that is heat-molded to the shape of Il Contadino. This leaves no visible clasping mechanism, but the knife stays snug in its sheath whether one were to be working, climbing,etc.
I also hand carved the handle into a shingle/layered pattern with staples of Italian peasant staples in mind (namely the onion). This almost gives the appearance of having descending layers of sheeted wood despite the handle being comprised of two solid scales.