Coltelleria Lorenzi

From the milling of barberia knives through pipes and lighters, since 1919

Three generations of knife-grinders since grandfather Olimpio arrived in Milan from Val Rendena, until today with Andrea.

The Lorenzi family operates in Milan, in the cutlery, barber articles, smoking items and gifts since 100 years ago. Originally from Trentino, specifically from Val Rendena, Olimpio Lorenzi opened, in Magenta, together with his two brothers, the first Lorenzi cutlery shop in Milan in 1919, today still run by the family. In the early years the main source of income was the grinding of knives in the back room, because the sale of scissors and knives took place only after the direct request of some customers. After some time, the shop becomes one of the most popular places in Milan for cutting items and kitchen items. Starting after the Second World War with his son Renzo Lorenzi (the second generation) the shop further increased its products, offering lighters, pipes and refined accessories for cigar smokers. Over the years the offer has been enriched with handmade and tailored products in order to satisfy the most loyal customers and all those who are looking for quality that they know they can find in the shops that maintain a family management that through the generations. In 2019 there is an important anniversary for the Olimpio family, in fact 100 years of activity are celebrated. The activity expanded in 2015 with the shop situated in di Porta Romana at number 1, which is called “F.lli Lorenzi”, as well as that inaugurated by his grandfather a century ago, as a reminder and respect for tradition, since it was born from initiative of the two brothers. Today in Magenta we can find Andrea, the nephew of the founder Olimpio, and in di Porta Romana we can find Olimpio’s nephew and Andrea’s brother, whose name is Marcello. Porta Romana, 1  – Milano

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