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French Spanish Navaja Knife
Manufacturer: Dionisio Zapatero
Part Number: YNC 2255

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Hunting and dueling navaja with the yataghan type blade. Manufactured in Chatellerault (France) in the late XIX century. On a par with stilettos it was a favorite weapon of the street gangs  known as "apaches".  This type of the knife was also known under it`s slang name - "surin" - from the gypsy word "churi" (knife). Sometimes it's called "Solognot" -  by the french region Sologne. The handle butt is made in a shape of the tail of a rattlesnake with a rattle at the end. The big yataghan type navajas have become fashionable after adopting by the french army the yataghan type bayonets for Chassepot rifles.

Hand made. Genuine leather handmade "Dionisio Zapatero" roll case is included.

Length opened: 345mm
Blade length: 185mm
Maxim. Blade width: 20mm
Blade thickness: 4mm

Blade, spring: 440C stainless steel
Frame: Brass
Handle: stag, brass
Locking system: traditional Mediterranean backlock.



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