FOLDING KNIFE called Navaja
End of the 19th century
Brass, steel, scale and bone
Long. total: 43.7 cm; Long. blade: 20.5 cm
Folding knife with slightly leafy blade in single-edged steel, ending in a point, marked “BEAUVOIR” in capital letters.
Its handle, finished in a “rattlesnake tail”, is made up of riveted pieces of brass, bones with floral and plant motifs and tortoiseshell, one inlaid with a coat of arms.
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