“El Matador” is handcrafted high quality replica of famous fighting and dueling navaja by DIONISIO ZAPATERO. Thanks to a wide and predatory blade, the knife looks dangerous and aggressive.
One of the most beautiful and stylish navajas of the past!
This type of knives was produced in the second half of 19th century in Chatellerault (France), mainly for the Spanish market. The handle butt is made in a shape of the cross. Bolster is styled as the head of a rattlesnake, though some French researches believe that it is the French royal lily, and thus Thiers artisans gently and wittily pointed out the origin of the knife. These knives have been particularly popular among the Spanish robbers and knife-figthers.
Blade - 440C stainless steel. Polished to mirror.
Handle - solid brass, genuine black horn.
Blade length - 6,6" (168mm)
Blade width - 1,6" (40mm)
Full opened - 14" (364mm)
Handle width - 0,8" (20mm)
Handle thickness - 0,5" (13mm)
Locking system - «cierre de ventana», traditional Spanish locking finger with pull ring. No blade play nor backlash. Solid, rigid and reliable construction,
Antique style DIONISIO ZAPATERO black genuine leather roll case is included.
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