made in Argentina
The Argentine knives are one of
the pieces that has been traditionally with the gauchos. This cutting weapon,
was useful because with her the gaucho killed his meat, ate, was protected,
it made other tools, and it used it like razor.
The silversmiths were the ones in
charge to make the Argentine knives among other many things.
silver knives and gold knives made artesan.
knife, is cultural inheritance European arrival with the first conquerors of
characteristic of the Argentine knives, his way to carry it: in the boot,
the waist, on the kidneys, with the handle of the knife shown towards the
with special engravings.
The Argentine knife is
used by the gaucho like weapon and instrument of work.
To imagine to a gaucho
without its knife facon, is more difficult that to imagine it without its
horse. At the present time the Argentine knife continues being one of the
most important tools of the field man. Many of the Argentine knives stand
out by the delicate engravings in gold and silver that create dedicated to
knife with sheat.
history of Argentina it is necessary to distinguish a great variety of
Each one of these
knives of Argentina is adapt to the residence place and offices. The known
Argentine knives more are the Creole knife, the verijero knife, the dagger,
the caronero knife and the facon knife.
All these knives
constituted their rich range of manifestations and forms through the times.
Classes of Argentine knives:
Argentine criollo knife:
These knives have a
lanceolada blade, popularly denominates "puñales" to them;.
The art of platería
Creole, adopted more to the knife like an object to being decorated
beautifully and rich with silver and gold.
Surely these knives made
with precious metals were property of owners of stays, the military of high
rank, politicians, or representing conspicuos of the high class of the
cities, before knife utilitarian tool of the man of common field. Criollos
is necessary to differentiate totally other knives; like for example,
"daga" or legendary "facon".
It also has long and thin blade,
but its blade is of double edge. The dagger was a weapon greater than the
knife and minor who facon. The gauchos in general constructed with old
bayonets or rest to them of swords.
knive is called Facon knife too.
It is a dagger but of
very long blade. It was transported between "caronas" from the
market, from its name comes there.
CARONERO: facon made
often of saber, sword blade, etc. of great dimensions that the countryman
took formerly under caronas of his message.
knife in its sheat.
It is a knife of long
and tempered blade, facon Argentine was, before nothing, a formidable weapon
battle that the rich countrymen had with silver blade and grip with initials
recorded in the leaf or grip of the knife.
knife made in Argentina.
In summary, facon knife was a
formidable weapon battle, although the gaucho also has used them for other
necessities: to finish or to kill a head of cattle, hunting or cuerear, and
to even eat.
It is a knife of so large minor
and with the small blade. It is used in the necessities in which "facon"
by its form is very discomfort, its utility very is limited. It was the used
knife more in the multiple tasks of the field.
knife with leather sheat.
The gaucho took this
small knife, that can have the size of one of table, footwear in ingle of
the side of his capable hand (in the animal "verija" inginal
region of there its name).