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Jezzine, Jezzine district

It is when the Haddad family settled in the town of Jezzine in 1770 that the traditional cutlery was born. At the time, its production consisted of army rifles, knives and steel blade swords. In 1930, the Haddad family developed it is business by creating handles with bird heads made of bones and buffalo horns. These handles were inlaid with colored bones & brass and were applied to spoons, forks, knives, paper-knives, daggers, etc. The Haddad artisans are highly skilled, and their skills travel in time and make the production of these traditional crafts a family-based profession. What adds tremendous value to these crafts is this family's eye for design and style. In fact, these handicraft creations are craved in the shape of a Phoenix bird and vibrantly painted and as a proof of quality, each single piece is Stamped "S&S Haddad " with the majestic Lebanese cedar. This unique traditional craft is so well regarded that it has been presented by Lebanese presidents and officials to dignitaries all over the world beginning with the Ottoman Sultans in the 18th century. These crafts hold within each piece the authentic spirit of Lebanon: History, Culture and Beauty.