Regional Spanish knives.

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Regional Spanish knives.

Post by Nephilim » Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:40 am

The most recognizable traditional Spanish navaja would have to be those from La Mancha, a region that includes Albacete and Toledo. Instantly recognizable, with distinct curves and unique palanquilla lock. I wanted to share some different Spanish knives, from outside Castile.
Above is a slipjoint by Pallares in Solsona, Catalonia. Below is a friction folder by Lombardero in Taramundi, Asturias.
Above is a slipjoint by Pallares in Solsona, Catalonia. Below is a friction folder by Lombardero in Taramundi, Asturias.
The Pallares is in a style the manufacturer calls "Comun" with a leaf shaped blade and inward angled handle. Most of these have simple translucent plastic handles, but this example is oak. The blade is carbon steel, and the slip joint has a nice halfstop and isn't too stiff.

Most Tarramundi style knives are friction folders, like this one. Generally, they have very long bolsters and box wood handles that widen toward the end. The wood in this example is painted with a traditional pattern, but they are often decoratively burned or carved. There are many small scale manufacturers producing these, and a wide variety of blade profiles, ranging from sheepsfoot to an opinel-like yatagan shape.

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Re: Regional Spanish knives.

Post by knife7knut » Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:37 am

Thanks for posting those;that is the first time I have heard those names.The bottom one's handle is reminiscent of the Vendetta Corse knives.
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Post by jmh58 » Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:48 pm

Those are both KOOL!!! ::tu:: 8) ::tu::
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Re: Regional Spanish knives.

Post by Madmarco » Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:46 pm

I can't tell you much about these knives fellas, other than they were all made-in and ordered from Spain! 8)
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Re: Regional Spanish knives.

Post by samb1955 » Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:29 pm

I like all of them!

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Post by jmh58 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:08 pm

I agree ☝️
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Re: Regional Spanish knives.

Post by Madmarco » Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:22 pm

Thanks Sam and John! ::handshake:: 8)
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