Descripción del proyecto
The magic of the knife makers from Santa Cruz de Mudela -they are known as “navajeros”- turns the fruit of this hard craft into an artistic work: they know the secrets of the hardening, the forge, the anvil and the grinding wheel; they continue the tradition and turn it into art with the shape of a pocket knife.
The pocket knife from Santa Cruz is a simple, sober and well-rounded piece. The blade, made of carbon steel, sharpened «as God commands», is occasionally subjected to magnificent engravings; the refined handle, generally made of antler, is decorated with metallic strips and sequins. The result of all this is an attractive and functional pocket knife.
The acid etching of the blades and their decoration, sometimes with brightly colored enamels, are characteristic of the Santa Cruz de Mudela pocket knives.
The polychrome pictures with bullfighting, flamenco and tourist themes give rise to the so-called «navajas de recuerdo» (souvenirs) , which were made profusely in the second half of the last century and are sold to travelers in all parts of our country.
Detalles del proyecto
- Fecha: March 2005 / August 2005
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