Amidst the green landscape of the Mugello and Val di Sieve, just a few kilometres from beautiful Florence, lies a village that has built its history and identity on cold metal. This is Scarperia and San Piero, a town surrounded by hills covered with cypresses and woods that hide, in the shade of their trees, precious mushrooms and truffles. Here, in this context of nature and beauty, we arrive at the village, a fortified centre whose heart is the Palazzo dei Vicari, a 14th-century residence. But the true soul of the village is represented by the production of 'sharp irons: knives, shears and tempering irons', which throughout history ensured the local craftsmen notoriety and fame, from the Middle Ages to the mid 18th century. From the simple knife used on the tables of the humblest to the precious models that found their way into the hands of the nobles, from work tool to love token or weapon, the art of cutlery has given an identity to the territory and today remains its legacy, a treasure chest of traditions to be preserved and enhanced.