[One of] Five Fire-steels (lengths 5 1/2 ins to 2
[One of] Five Fire-steels (lengths 5 1/2 ins to 2 3/4 ins), each with long tapering tang at each end, recurved and meeting behind, but not coiled, except slightly at tip; striking-face shorter than steel; all but two made from old files. [NB: one of fifty-seven specimens (nos. 367-423) believed to be all Spanish, some of considerable antiquity. Most of them were formerly in the Lavedan Collection. The series is remarkable for the excellent artistic design and the fineness of the steel-casting exhibited by many of the examples - these being special features of Spanish steels, which often bear names, initials, or armorial bearings, showing the pride taken in them by their owners.]
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- Wilkinson Sword Ltd.
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