I have what appears to be a very old hand crafted knife that I picked up at a flea market about 20 years ago. It is beautifuly engraved and has a phrase on one side that I have not been able to translate. The engraved phrase is,
"Palomas no se hagan bolas, Pichones ando buscando."
It appears to be Mexican in origin since on one side it has a man's name and "Ocotlain, Oax." which I think is a city and state in Mexico.
Since I was having such a hard time getting it translated I thought it might be slang or some regional expression. Or perhaps I have just been asking the wrong people.
Any help you could provide is greatly appreciated.