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.