KNIVES - FACON KNIFE
They exist great variety of
Argentine knives and facon knives between which are the verijero knife and
the caronero knife.
The facon knife is a knife of long
and tempered blade and it was a formidable weapon battle that the rich
countrymen had with leaf of silver and grip with initials recorded in the
blade or grip of the knife.
knives made in Argentina.
Technically one is a cutting
weapon that difference of the knife (dagger) and of the dagger so that the
leaf presents a single edge, sometimes small edge, in summary, the 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.
of the Facon knife.
On the origin of the name of this knife we can say that there are several
versions, the most guessed right is the one than it indicates that it comes
from the Portuguese language, in wich "faca" is "knife"
and, becuase this,, "facon" will be "big knife".
knife with its sheat.
The distinctive characteristic of
the facon knife is the existence of hand guards or sparrowhawk that could
have the form of a simple crosspiece "cruz" or of "ese"
or of "u".
Their leaves are of a length
between 30 and 40 cm in length and about 20 to 35 mm wide, in relation to
their length the leaves appear "thins", they finish in a very
acute end and stayed it with very good edge.
The case can be of leather or
metal or combination of both with fuze or handle and toe with fold, to
protect to that carried it.
Facon knife held in the
waist of the gaucho, so and as took in the old.