A rapier, manufactured in the mid-19th century by the technology of the old masters as a gift to one high-ranking person. Such exceptionally flexible rapiers were made in Toledo in the beginning of 17th century. They were sold in gun shops and coiled in a circle to show its flexible properties.
LATE 1600 The navaja was a Spanish folding knife introduced at this time that operated like a basic peasant’s knife. While the knife was used for simple tasks and for sharpening quills, it was also a weapon. Years after it was introduced, the popular knife received a locking device making it one of the first lockback knives created.