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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,426
Posted By Chris Evans
Hi Alex, Thanks for sharing with us Mr...

Hi Alex,

Thanks for sharing with us Mr Domenech's knowledgeable and lengthy reply. He is a true gentleman, a scholar, and an invaluable resource to students of South American edged...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2019, 01:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,426
Posted By Chris Evans
Hi Folks, As Fernando says, though I’ll add the...

Hi Folks,

As Fernando says, though I’ll add the following:

The etymology of the word “facon” derives from the Portuguese and old Castillian word “faca”, meaning knife. So “facon” means large knife,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2019, 02:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,426
Posted By Chris Evans
Creole knives (cuchillo Criollo) with old trade...

Creole knives (cuchillo Criollo) with old trade blades are highly valued in Sth America, and you backed a winner with this knife - I am envious!

Cheers
Chris
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2019, 01:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,426
Posted By Chris Evans
Hi Alex, Thanks for the photo. You have a very...

Hi Alex,

Thanks for the photo.

You have a very interesting and somewhat unusual high quality knife pertaining to the Pampean regions of South America.

It is in all probability an old one, with an...
Forum: European Armoury 31st December 2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 859
Posted By Chris Evans
Now. that's a really nice and colectable piece -...

Now. that's a really nice and colectable piece - Congratulations!

Cheers
Chris
Forum: European Armoury 30th December 2018, 01:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 859
Posted By Chris Evans
Hi Folks, Great detective work and Happy new...

Hi Folks,

Great detective work and Happy new Year everybody!

Cheers
Chris
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd December 2018, 12:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,426
Posted By Chris Evans
A very interesting piece. It is not clear from...

A very interesting piece.

It is not clear from the photo how the sheath attaches to the belt. Could you please clarify this?

Any other markings on the spine of the blade or hilt?

Cheers
Chris
Forum: European Armoury 20th December 2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 850
Posted By Chris Evans
Judging by the overall shape, I say Spanish, but...

Judging by the overall shape, I say Spanish, but we should ask Fernando if it could be Portuguese.

Cheers
Chris
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,666
Posted By Chris Evans
Detief, Worth considering this superb book of...

Detief,

Worth considering this superb book of Forton's.

It presents 237 high quality photographs of antique navajas, Spanish, and others. The captions are in Spanish but at the back of the book...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2018, 02:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,666
Posted By Chris Evans
The MdB was a literary hoax. See my review of the...

The MdB was a literary hoax. See my review of the English translation: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=443&highlight=manual+baratero

Cheers
Chris
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2018, 02:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,666
Posted By Chris Evans
Hard to say how widely these knives were...

Hard to say how widely these knives were distributed, but I very much doubt if they were made exclusively for the Spanish market as their general shape and style was not "Spanish" at all. The French...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,666
Posted By Chris Evans
In short, because folding knives with locks were...

In short, because folding knives with locks were banned and the French imports had to comply with this.

The long answer is somewhat more complex and perhaps you may look up the posts I made years...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2018, 01:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,666
Posted By Chris Evans
Detlef As Carlos said, the current informed...

Detlef

As Carlos said, the current informed consensus is that they were made in France and distributed in Spain by Valero Jun. I am inclined to believe that this was indeed the case.

Cheers
Chris
Forum: European Armoury 18th August 2018, 02:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,631
Posted By Chris Evans
Rick, Carlos is absolutely right, the smaller...

Rick,

Carlos is absolutely right, the smaller souvenir navaja is typical of those made in St Cruz de Mudela, a giveaway are the little brass strips in the handle (cintillos). These rarely had the...
Forum: European Armoury 17th August 2018, 01:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,631
Posted By Chris Evans
Rick, Are maker's brand visible ? Cheers Chris

Rick,

Are maker's brand visible ?

Cheers
Chris
Forum: European Armoury 16th August 2018, 04:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,631
Posted By Chris Evans
Rick, Very hard to date these with great...

Rick,

Very hard to date these with great accuracy.

At a guess the larger one could have been made anywhere between the 1920s and the 1950s, though the elegant back spring suggests a pre WWII...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2018, 12:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,195
Posted By Chris Evans
Rob, As a generalization, old bayonets make poor...

Rob,

As a generalization, old bayonets make poor cutting knives because the steel was tempered to a lower hardness and the cross sectional geometry was less than optimal. As you say, they were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,195
Posted By Chris Evans
Thanks for that reply. It would seem that it was...

Thanks for that reply. It would seem that it was indeed intended for some kind of use.

Cheers
Chris
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2018, 01:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,195
Posted By Chris Evans
Rob, Was nice of Mr Domenech to respond - He is...

Rob,

Was nice of Mr Domenech to respond - He is a real gentleman and a scholar!

I forgot to ask in my earlier posts; Is there any evidence of the edge having been sharpened more than once or at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th March 2018, 04:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,195
Posted By Chris Evans
Hi Rob, I appreciate your kind words, and when...

Hi Rob,

I appreciate your kind words, and when you get reply from Mr Domenech, please let us know what his thoughts are.

Cheers
Chris
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th March 2018, 01:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,195
Posted By Chris Evans
Hola Fernando K, Yes, that is so, knives are...

Hola Fernando K,



Yes, that is so, knives are found all over the world. However, certain typologies are bound to certain regions and differ from other knives because of their specialized and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2018, 03:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,195
Posted By Chris Evans
I take your observations as valid value because...

I take your observations as valid value because it is not possible for readers like me to judge the quality of a weapon like this from mere photographs.

Re your other points, all I can say is that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2018, 03:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,195
Posted By Chris Evans
Hi, If I were restricted to a single book to...

Hi,

If I were restricted to a single book to understand the Pampean culture, it would be Richard W. Slata’s well researched and scholarly work, Gauchos and the Vanishing Frontier.

To better...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th March 2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,195
Posted By Chris Evans
Yes, it is a shame that bayonets of historical...

Yes, it is a shame that bayonets of historical significance are destroyed in this manner.

This was given a good airing in an Argentine forum a few years ago and disaproved of.

Cheers
Chris
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th March 2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,195
Posted By Chris Evans
We still have to somehow account for a) the...

We still have to somehow account for a) the excellent state of the blade, and b) who would have had a need for such a large knife by that time.

I agree entirely with Fernando that this knife was...
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