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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 03:17 PM
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Posted By Chris Evans
Fits the looks of a...

Fits the looks of a "Sevillana"!

Cheers
Chris
Forum: European Armoury 14th October 2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 654
Posted By Chris Evans
Not to mention the huge number of 20th century...

Not to mention the huge number of 20th century souvenir navajas made in Albacete and Santa Cruz De Mudela bearing the ubiquitous inscription of "TOLEDO"



I doubt if there would be enough verifiable...
Forum: European Armoury 14th October 2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 654
Posted By Chris Evans
Thanks for that, and I do have a copy. This is...

Thanks for that, and I do have a copy.

This is what we may call a coffee table book, with 237 photographs of single and groups of fine collectable navajas sorted by origin of locality, mostly from...
Forum: European Armoury 14th October 2019, 02:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 654
Posted By Chris Evans
Hi, Fernando made an excellent commentary on...

Hi,

Fernando made an excellent commentary on Forton's works and the only meaningful thing that I can add is that until we know exactly which of his many works on this subject is being objected to...
Forum: European Armoury 13th October 2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 654
Posted By Chris Evans
Will be interesting to see what they have to say...

Will be interesting to see what they have to say - The more information, the better.



As good as Google Translate! :D

Cheers
Chris
Forum: European Armoury 13th October 2019, 02:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 654
Posted By Chris Evans
Interesting. Which of the two of Forton's books...

Interesting. Which of the two of Forton's books referred to was your source criticizing?



Any specific examples?

As a generalization, antique Spanish folding knives are very difficult to identify...
Forum: European Armoury 11th October 2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 654
Posted By Chris Evans
Thank you for that clarification. Cheers Chris

Thank you for that clarification.

Cheers
Chris
Forum: European Armoury 11th October 2019, 02:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 654
Posted By Chris Evans
Yours is French, made for the Spanish market in...

Yours is French, made for the Spanish market in the late 19th century. See pg 149 of Forton's `Navajas Antiguas, Las Mejores Piezas de Coleccion'.

Edit: Had a bit more time to look in my library and...
Forum: European Armoury 11th October 2019, 02:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 654
Posted By Chris Evans
The overall shape of the knife corresponds most...

The overall shape of the knife corresponds most closely to those of Sevilla. For reference see Forton's `Navajas Antiguas, Las Mejores Piezas de Coleccion'.

Catalan navajas generally have a...
Forum: European Armoury 10th October 2019, 01:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 654
Posted By Chris Evans
It is Spanish, probably mid 19th century, but it...

It is Spanish, probably mid 19th century, but it would be good to have a detailed pic of the engraving on the blade.

Cheers
Chris
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By Chris Evans
Nice to read you post and welcome back, though I...

Nice to read you post and welcome back, though I too have been away for quite a while and only rarely have the time to post.

In Spanish these knives are are known as "Navajas de Rosellon", or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2019, 02:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By Chris Evans
It is Spanish, or more precisely from the...

It is Spanish, or more precisely from the Rosellon region and dating from around the middle of the 19th century. In the last quarter of the 1800s they tended to fitted with a ring to release the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,337
Posted By Chris Evans
"Navaja" in Spanish is synonymous with...

"Navaja" in Spanish is synonymous with folding knife, so yes, your knife is literally a navaja.

However, if what you are really asking is whether the knife is Spanish or not, that is another matter...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,337
Posted By Chris Evans
I think that your are right on the money, most...

I think that your are right on the money, most probably made in France!

This is what Bernard Levine had to say:

"....It is called a Vendetta Corse or Corsican 'vendetta' knife. They are mainly sold...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2019, 01:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,337
Posted By Chris Evans
Why? Cheers Chris :)

Why?

Cheers
Chris :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,154
Posted By Chris Evans
Hi Stefan, A very nice knife! The firm of Ju-ca...

Hi Stefan,

A very nice knife!

The firm of Ju-ca was established in 1959 in Tandil Buenos Aires Argentina and this is their website : http://ju-ca.com.ar/2016/03/31/hello-world/

Cheers
Chris
Forum: European Armoury 27th May 2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 889
Posted By Chris Evans
Hi Jim and Fernando, A big thanks to you both...

Hi Jim and Fernando,

A big thanks to you both for those very readable and informative articles.

Cheers
Chris
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,393
Posted By Chris Evans
Hi Alex, Thanks for sharing with us Mr...

Hi Alex,

Thanks for sharing with us Mr Domenech's knowledgeable and lengthy reply. He is a true gentleman, a scholar, and an invaluable resource to students of South American edged...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2019, 12:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,393
Posted By Chris Evans
Hi Folks, As Fernando says, though I’ll add the...

Hi Folks,

As Fernando says, though I’ll add the following:

The etymology of the word “facon” derives from the Portuguese and old Castillian word “faca”, meaning knife. So “facon” means large knife,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2019, 01:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,393
Posted By Chris Evans
Creole knives (cuchillo Criollo) with old trade...

Creole knives (cuchillo Criollo) with old trade blades are highly valued in Sth America, and you backed a winner with this knife - I am envious!

Cheers
Chris
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2019, 12:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,393
Posted By Chris Evans
Hi Alex, Thanks for the photo. You have a very...

Hi Alex,

Thanks for the photo.

You have a very interesting and somewhat unusual high quality knife pertaining to the Pampean regions of South America.

It is in all probability an old one, with an...
Forum: European Armoury 30th December 2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,809
Posted By Chris Evans
Now. that's a really nice and colectable piece -...

Now. that's a really nice and colectable piece - Congratulations!

Cheers
Chris
Forum: European Armoury 30th December 2018, 12:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,809
Posted By Chris Evans
Hi Folks, Great detective work and Happy new...

Hi Folks,

Great detective work and Happy new Year everybody!

Cheers
Chris
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st December 2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,393
Posted By Chris Evans
A very interesting piece. It is not clear from...

A very interesting piece.

It is not clear from the photo how the sheath attaches to the belt. Could you please clarify this?

Any other markings on the spine of the blade or hilt?

Cheers
Chris
Forum: European Armoury 19th December 2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,412
Posted By Chris Evans
Judging by the overall shape, I say Spanish, but...

Judging by the overall shape, I say Spanish, but we should ask Fernando if it could be Portuguese.

Cheers
Chris
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