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PostPosted: Mon 02 Feb, 2009 11:55 am    Post subject: 17thC spanish folding knife? - very odd!         Reply with quote

I have made a repro of a folding Spanish knife, apparently a 'Navaja' and apparently 17thC. I really like the file work on the handle and the fact the whole knife is steel, but what is really odd is that it has an inbuilt weighing scale. There is a pivoting hook near the blade pivot and a spring balance built into the handle.

I have no idea why this knife was ever made, but I suspect that it was made for a merchant to his own specification. - complete speculation.

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PostPosted: Mon 02 Feb, 2009 12:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Tod,

your repro is amazing. It is certainly the most unique piece I have seen in a long time.
Excuse my simple question, but how would you weigh with it? Probably not like with the knife in the picture I added?
Still, if you would do so, the file work on the back of the blade would help, wouldn't it?

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PostPosted: Wed 04 Feb, 2009 11:02 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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Excuse my simple question, but how would you weigh with it?


Thew hook just above the blade pivot hangs the knife up somewhere and the ring at the end of the handle is connected to a spring balance housed in the thickened section of the handle, so as you add weight it extends out on a guide tube.

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PostPosted: Wed 04 Feb, 2009 1:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gosh that's really cool- kind of weird- but really cool.

Great job!
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