Canary Islands sheath knife. Good old example of the form indigenous to the Canary Islands adapted from the Spanish. See Armas Blancas en España, Rubio, p.13. 19th century and probably brought to Puerto Rico with the mid-19th century mass immigration of Canary Islanders. 6 1/8" wedge section leaf shaped blade with original tool finish. Tapered grip of horn segments with brass dividers, the horn with intricate wire inlay in various patterns. The brass now slightly raised from shrinkage of the horn, attesting to its age.

Stock Number: FNS5153

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