Spanish folding knife, early 1800s.

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Spanish folding knife, early 1800s.
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Spanish folding knife, early 1800s. 101 grams, 6-1/2" long (11-3/4" when open). Folding knives like this were very popular among Spanish sailors, who sometimes called them "Bilbao knives" for the Portuguese port. This specimen has an ornate mount, tortoise shell and ivory grips with engraved decoration, small silver inset, etched floral decoration on 5-1/2" blade, faint makers' marks. The blade folds well and is bright as found (not cleaned), with just one very small crack on the grip.