Ocotlan, Oaxaca, Mexico: Knives, swords and cutlery in Toledo steel
These collector's items would also make fine gifts. They are a more domestically useful example of the Toledo steel sword and knife making art. Mexican Zapotec craftsmen were taught these skills by both the Sapnish conquistadors as well as Benedictine Friars who came from Toledo, Spain.
You can read all about Angel Aguilar, Zapotec master swordmaker here and here at Mark in Mexico. There is also a detailed explanation of the Toledo steel swordmaking process as well as photos of Angel working on swords and knives in his shop.
You may purchase this set from Angel Aguilar through the Pale Horse Galleries online store. Click on the link or copy and paste this into your browser: http://palehorsemex.vstore.ca/
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