Albacete Puñal 2

IMG 3609 - Version 2

Code EU32

This is a Spanish puñal from the town of Albacete, sometimes simply known as an "albacete”.  These knives are particularly associated with Basque Resistance during Spain’s alliance with Napoleon, 1803-1808.

The total length is 9 ⅛ inches.  The blade measures 5 ½ inches.  The blade has the usual mysterious cut-outs - an elongated key slot flanked by circles — and is also decorated profusely with small punched dots.  The dots are arranged in a simple floral design as well as a row of stars along each edge of the blade.  The pattern is repeated on both sides.

Also see my other Albacete puñal.