Miquelet Locks, sometimes called Spanish Locks, were commonly used by Spain, Portugal, Italy, the Balkans, North Africa, and the Ottoman Empire. This lock came about the time of snaphaunce and before the dog lock. The Miquelet Locks be in use from 1560 to 1800 and even up to the 1900's in North Africa n' the Middle East.
Pirate Fashions is currently the only company in the world producing these locks. This is perfect weapons to use if you are portraying a Spanish soldier, cavalry, sailor or privateer in the New World or a Barbary Coast Pirate.