Two Spanish Colonial Hocking Knives

Currency:USD Category:Antiques Start Price:150.00 USD Estimated At:300.00 - 500.00 USD
Two Spanish Colonial Hocking Knives
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Spanish Colonial hand-forged iron. Spanish cattleman found controlling wild cattle in rough terrain virtually impossible prior to the development of the skill of roping cattle. These knives were attached to a long pole & were used to "hock" cattle, disable them by cutting the tendons on the rear legs prior to butchering the cattle in the open. These were widely used circa 1600-late 1700s in northern New Spain. Spanish Colonial hand forged found in the San Antonio Texas area