Makila Zapirain - Top sleeve

Top sleeve

It is the part that connects the leather handle with the pommel. It can be made of different metals, such as brass, nickel silver or silver. The sleeve can be engraved with a name, date or dedication. There are traditional Basque phrases that used to be written from time immemorial
“Nere bideko laguna”
“Nerekin beti xuxen”
“Hitza hitz”
“Nerekin inoren beldur”
“Nagusia defendatuko dut”
“Gora bihotzak”