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c1940 Basque Makila Concealed Spike Walking Stick
  • c1940 Basque Makila Concealed Spike Walking Stick
  • c1940 Basque Makila Concealed Spike Walking Stick
  • c1940 Basque Makila Concealed Spike Walking Stick
  • c1940 Basque Makila Concealed Spike Walking Stick
  • c1940 Basque Makila Concealed Spike Walking Stick
  • c1940 Basque Makila Concealed Spike Walking Stick
  • c1940 Basque Makila Concealed Spike Walking Stick
  • c1940 Basque Makila Concealed Spike Walking Stick

c1940 Basque Makila Concealed Spike Walking Stick

Price:

£290.00


Product Description

A rare and desirable traditional Basque walking stick known as a Makila (Makhila), a century-old badge of honour in villages across the Basque Country, a must have accessory of the master of a Basque house, a walking help in a region with rugged mountain terrain and most importantly, a concealed weapon.

It dates from around 1940. The top portion of the cane is covered in leather, with a flattened spherical horn pommel. It unscrews to reveal a pig-sticker spike, turning the stick into a spear. The shaft is made of scarified medlar wood, which has been submitted to a lengthy preparation process that gives the wood its distinctive surface finish. The bottom of the stick ends in a cross shaped spike, to aid grip on rocky surfaces. Around it is a wide brass sleeve that has engraved decoration.

The condition is good, apart for a couple of stress cracks to the cane, which are stable. A really nice piece of Basque history, seldom seen outside museums.

Size: 91.5 cm (36 inches)
Weight: 319 g

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