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Old 11th October 2019, 03:02 AM   #11
Chris Evans
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Originally Posted by francantolin
another old knife with nice engravings
maybe a spanish catalan knife
'' Qui mal gasta mal pasar ? ''


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 different shape.

The inscription reads like misspelled Spanish. We have to remember that most cutlers were illiterate and engraved the legends by rote.

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Chris
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