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Wise geographer and sailor, he conceived his Project of exploring the Indies mailing westwards; this project, offered to several crowns and fortunes of Europe, caused a great mistrust. He opposed the most generalized beliefs of the age because of his support to the theory of a spherical Earth. After twenty years with many difficulties he eventually got the support of Spain and its “Catholic Kings”. He was granted three boats: Pinta, Niña, and Santa Maria. On August 3rd, 1492 our personage departed with his crew from Palos harbour (South Spain). On October 12th, 1492 reached what we know as America, landing in Guanahani Island (San Salvador), the discovery of a new continent had taken place in History.
This is just an ornamental item, not suitable for combat or any other practical use!
Premium quality made by Marto in Toledo (Spain).
The daggers are approximately made as follows. The basic shape of the blade is made by a laser CNC machine. It is burned from spring steel. The semi-finished blade follows then in the groove cutter, where the cutting edge and the groove are milled. The blade is then oil-quenched and tempered to the desired hardness. Then the guard and pommel is attached to the blade tang. The tang is usually peened at the end (behind the pommel) and the cross-guard hard soldered with brass. Hardwood plates are placed under the handle wrapping from genuine cowhide so that the handle is sufficiently robust for a safe grasp. The steels surfaces obtain the desired finish in the end - with a wire brush or with a felt disc with polishing paste.