Armando Aragón, Oaxaca, Hand Made Knife, Antler Grip
Priced in Mexican Pesos. Signed Armando Aragón, Oaxaca. Hand Made Knife, Horn Grip, 15" (38cm") . Engraved Blade with a scene and inscription on both sides. The engraving says "Palomas no se hagan bolas, que ay les va su Gavilán. The address of the shop was J.P. Garcia #15. Some time after this was made they moved a couple of blocks away, on the same street. This is a custom made Mexican knife by Armando Aragón (1950's). Casa Aragón is one of the oldest cutleries from Mexico that still makes knives in the southern state of Oaxaca. This business goes back to 1750 when the great great great grandfather of the actual owner, Guillermo Aragón, founded the cutlery in the city of Ejutla in Oaxaca. They forged swords (actually machete-swords) greatly appreciated because of their resistance and cutting capacity and also because they were extremely flexible. Back then, they used carbon steel.
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