|Comune di Pattada|
Pattada (Southeast View)
|• Mayor||Angelo Sini|
|• Total||164.88 km2 (63.66 sq mi)|
|Elevation||778 m (2,552 ft)|
(1 January 2017)
|• Density||19/km2 (48/sq mi)|
|Demonym(s)||Pattadesi, Patadesos, Pathadesos|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||St. Sabina|
|Saint day||29 August|
Pattada (Sardinian: Patàda, Pathàda) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region of Sardinia, located about 150 kilometres (93 mi) north of Cagliari and about 50 kilometres (31 mi) southeast of Sassari.
Pattada is known for the production of Sardinian knives, called resolzas. There are numerous knife shops where local artisans produce these blades by hand. The resolza is a folding blade pocket knife. Other knives include fixed blade types used by shepherds. Most knives built in Pattada have handles made of ram horn.
Some local luthiers gained a reputation for their products, mostly violins.
Many Pattadese are engaged in the production of Pecorino Sardo cheese and the surrounding countryside is largely pasture. Sheep are raised for milk, and the milk is made into cheese at the local co-operative.
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