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Forum: European Armoury 18th August 2018, 01:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 859
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, 12:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 859
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, 03:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 859
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 7th May 2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,190
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, 02:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,190
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, 12:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,190
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, 03:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,190
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, 12:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,190
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, 02:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,190
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, 02:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,190
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, 12:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,190
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, 11:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,190
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...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th March 2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,190
Posted By Chris Evans
Doemenech's Dagas de Plata is probably the best...

Doemenech's Dagas de Plata is probably the best book on the subject to date, a vast advance on Osornio’s little book, and an invaluable resource for collectors; But it has its limitations on account...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th March 2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,190
Posted By Chris Evans
Hi Folks, According to this description of the...

Hi Folks,

According to this description of the Remington 1879 bayonet, these were also used in Uruguay, which widens our scope of inquiry and could possibly explain this unusual piece:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th March 2018, 04:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,190
Posted By Chris Evans
Hi Fernando K and Fernando <lol> I did not...

Hi Fernando K and Fernando <lol>

I did not miss that caption at the bottom of the illustration which loosely translated reads “….its use was largely restricted to delinquents and militias”.

Now, I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,190
Posted By Chris Evans
Hi, A picture is worth a thousand...

Hi,

A picture is worth a thousand words.

Fernando is quite right that the word "carona" ought to be translated more accurately as saddle cloth, but I still think that my original translation was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,190
Posted By Chris Evans
Rob, As Fernando said, it is a "facon...

Rob,

As Fernando said, it is a "facon caronero". The absence of a hand guard allowed it be more easily pinned under the saddle.

The designation "facon"applies to large fixed blade knives in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 987
Posted By Chris Evans
Gavin, Wishing you a prompt and full recovery....

Gavin,

Wishing you a prompt and full recovery. Hang in there mate and hopefully all will be well!

Cheers
Chris
Forum: European Armoury 19th December 2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,229
Posted By Chris Evans
Hi, Wishing very best to all for the Festive...

Hi,

Wishing very best to all for the Festive Season and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year .

Cheers
Chris
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2017, 01:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,239
Posted By Chris Evans
Smile Jim, Happy birthday, and may you enjoy many more...

Jim,

Happy birthday, and may you enjoy many more years of sharp and pointy things! :)

Cheers
Chris
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2017, 03:46 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,118
Posted By Chris Evans
Fernando, As a bard once sang: “If it ain’t...

Fernando,



As a bard once sang:

“If it ain’t got no carraca,
It ain’t much of a navaja”
:D :D :D :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,118
Posted By Chris Evans
kronckew, As was the case in old Spain. It...

kronckew,




As was the case in old Spain. It wasn't the blade size but the lock that determined its potential as a weapon.



The Brits are lenient - In Spain he would have been sent to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,118
Posted By Chris Evans
Fernando, But does it have a carraca? :D...

Fernando,

But does it have a carraca? :D

Cheers
Chris
Forum: European Armoury 7th July 2017, 02:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,356
Posted By Chris Evans
Ibrahiim, It is my pleasure to have been able to...

Ibrahiim,

It is my pleasure to have been able to assist in some small way.

Cheers
Chris
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2017, 02:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,525
Posted By Chris Evans
Ibrahiim, It is my pleasure to have been able to...

Ibrahiim,

It is my pleasure to have been able to assist in some small way.

Cheers
Chris
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