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Old 20th April 2019, 02:20 PM   #1
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Just bought this one... It was so cheap so I could not resist it.... Of course, I would love to have an old antique Gaucho knife but if I understand it right the prices for them are almost the same as an old antique Bowie knife so I have to be content with this one....
Grateful for opinions.... Good or bad.... Sorry for not so good pictures... These are the sellers and I will try to take better ones when I have the knife in my hand....
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Old 20th April 2019, 06:35 PM   #2
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A nice example of traditional form. Are you going to polish the silver or leave it darkened?
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Old 21st April 2019, 12:41 AM   #3
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It looks quite striking in its tarnished state .
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Old 21st April 2019, 06:11 AM   #4
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Good catch hombre. For "not very much" it seems this one has some age, and, if I'm reading the small plaque on the sheath correctly, this is silver marked "800"--in other words 80% silver (not silver plated).

Personally, I would clean it up but it does look nice too in its tarnished state.

Look forward to seeing more pics.

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Nice one, congrats!
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Old 21st April 2019, 12:08 PM   #6
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Nice little knife. In the boot clip the traditional 'hallmark' INDUSTRIA ARGENTINA (PLATA) 800.
BTW, am i wrong to assume that the tarnish, in its major intensity, was a finish given by the smith ?
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Old 21st April 2019, 02:33 PM   #7
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The blade of the knife has the name "La Movediza", because the town where the factory was located is Tandil, a town in the province of Buenos Aires, famous because it had the quicksand of Tandil, a natural formation of a stone gigantic that rested on a single point.

The leaves were acquired by the silversmiths, who encased them and made the sheath, so that it is not an old knife, it can be from 1950, at the most.

Sorry for the translator.

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Old 21st April 2019, 03:08 PM   #8
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Old 22nd April 2019, 07:32 AM   #9
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Thank you so very much for all your comments on my gaucho knife. I really appreciate it. As soon as I get it in my hand I will try to take better pictures of it.

I like these kind of knives but of course, to have an antique big one from the end of the 1800 should be fantastic. The real deal so to speak. Anyway, I guess that should cost me an arm and a leg at the least. Well, to dream about it doesn´t cost anything so....
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