Even today someone calls "blood-groove" the groove sometimes present on blades. We will try to analyze its real function, providing the most common interpretations.
Spain has a well established and rich knifemaking tradition, especially in cities like Toledo, Albacete, Ciudad Real, Granada, Jaén, Valencia and Seville, whose blades are known worldwide.
The Mandau or Parang Ihlang is a short sword or machete less than a meter long.
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