CORVOS AND KNIVES ATACAMEÑOS OF CHILE
The knives atacameño of Chile was institutionalized
as it leaves from the uniform of Army of Chile, as a result of the war that
maintained and I gain Chile against the Confederation Peru-Bolivian in
century XIX, and that to the farmers and Chilean miners contributed when
they went in defense of his earth, knife as well, derived from alfanje that
they took with himself the Spaniards when they arrived at Chile.
Second lieutenant Jose L.
Herrera Gandarillas with the primitive arched knife in the belt
(Antofagasta, Chile 20-II-1879)
In fact two models of these knives exist according to
the leaf, the knife corvo and the knife atacameño that with different
luxury, bronzed or brightness, the uniforms shine or is in full dress or
battle of the Chilean soldiers.
The knife corvo hangs of the belt of the Officials
and the knife atacameño of the privates and corporals.
Knife corvo of chile of
finished knives atacameños
of chile in different.
The knife atacameño I with time evolve and the
Factory of Arsenals of the Army of Chile (FAMAE), began to make them as
today it is known from 1,974 the 2,000, year in which let make them.
Author: Miguel López de