This type of knife was produced in the XIX century in Thiers (France) for the Spanish and South American market. Handle butt simulates ratchet on the tail of a rattlesnake. This type of knives in the French weaponology called: "la queue de crotale" - rattlesnake tail. These knives have been particularly popular among the Spanish "bandoleros" - robbers. Antique XIX century navaja from Jean-Francois Lallard collection, used as a prototype for our knife you can see here
Length opened: 333mm
Blade length: 155mm
Maxim. Blade width: 27mm
Blade thickness: 4mm
Weight: 260 gr.
Blade, spring: 440C stainless steel
Handle: white horn, solid brass
Locking system: traditional Mediterranean "locking finger" backlock.