Ethnographic Arms & Armour
Bibliography for South America


 This section remains far from completion. The first phase will fill in with references for non-European arms and armour and the second phase will be a re-working of the existing Mediaeval Sword bibliography pages.

Domenech, Abel A., Dagas de Plata: Cuchillos Criollos Rioplatenses, Historia y Coleccionismo (Buenos Aires, 2005)
(Spanish language) A lavishly produced book with numerous color photographs and drawings covering the traditional silver mounted knife associated with the gauchos from its origins through to modern artistic incarnations. This work includes a background chapter on the gauchos, discussions of the types of knives and their evolution, makers and details of the making of these knives and a section on blade markings.
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