Ocotlan, Mexico: Toledo steel blades in knives, swords and cutlery
We've talked a bit about this fellow Angel Aguilar before, like here and here. I thought I'd feature a few more of his pieces of art today that would be perfect for a gift for that woodsman, hunter or fisherman on your list. And these knives and swords make great collectibles as well, because when these last few Zapotec artisans are gone, the Toledo steel making techniques, brought to 16th century Mexico by the Spanish conquistadors and Benedictine Friars, will probably disappear as well.
As you may already know if you followed the links above, Angel Aguilar uses 16th century Toledo steel making techniques to make the very finest hunting knives and collector's swords that money can buy. He also makes special cutlery, like carving and serving sets, that will last a lifetime.
You may find these fine Toledo steel products at the Pale Horse Galleries online store.
for art, gifts and collectibles -- all hand made
by Mexican indigenous artists.
Cross posted at Mark in Mexico
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