Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: NC, U.S.A.
I've been told by a friend much more knowledgeable than I that these were more prevalent in the Caribbean and coastal areas of the Spanish Main than they ever were in the American SW. A true piece of pirate/nautical history here, folks. Believe me when i say I hate to part with her, but bills are bills. Note that the bilbo types are much rarer than the later models with the sail-type shell guards. This has the bilobate guards of differing size.