Gaucho Knife

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This is traditional knife in my country.

The Handle is woven with 96 colt tientos of aprox. 0.8 - 0.9 mm thick.
The sheath is sewed with tientos (strands of raw colt leather), central and edges seams and the button is woven with tientos. The sheath is made with raw cow leather knife shaved.
Blade Steel: Inox 440.

I hope you like it.:D
Horacio

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Saludos desde Mexico.

Very nice work, Now I got an urge for some Bife and Chimichurri and take out the old Mate and have a sip....

Luis

"Vivir,
con el alma aferrada
a un dulce recuerdo,
que lloro otra vez..."


From "Volver"
Music: Carlos Gardel
Lyrics: Alfredo Le Pera
 
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Horacio,

That is a great knife. I have always wanted a facon. Any history on the maker?

Thank you for sharing this.

Bilbanito
 

waynorth

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hmarziali said:
This is traditional knife in my country.

The Handle is woven with 96 colt tientos of aprox. 0.8 - 0.9 mm thick.
The sheath is sewed with tientos (strands of raw colt leather), central and edges seams and the button is woven with tientos. The sheath is made with raw cow leather knife shaved.
Blade Steel: Inox 440.

I hope you like it.:D
Horacio

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What a piece of art! Stunning!
Please show us the blade!!
Gracias Senor!
 
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Thank you all, the blade will be shown when the owner of the knife (ANTONIO MONTEJANO) engraves it.
Thanks Don Diego, do you really have mates?
Bilbanito, the facon is something very common in my country. I'll see what I can send you.
Regards,
Horacio
 
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My mother brought me a mate from South America more than 30 years ago, it was not very good (tourist souvenir) and it soon broke, but my cousin who is a well known ceramic artist made this one for me and my father decorated it. Imported yerba mate can be found in Mexico if you know where to look.

Luis


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"Que veinte años no es nada..."
 
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Horacio,
That knife is very fancy, and the craftsmanship is incredible. Is it common for people in Argentina to actually carry a knife like that, or would it be more of a "looking at" knife or collector's item?

-Bob
 
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I picked up a Gaucho knife stamped "Mission" from a forum member but to compare the two would be like comparing a Toyota Corolla to a Mercedes Maybach. Mine's plain jane, that's stunning.

Frank
 

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Having done a little leather braiding all I can say is WOW:eek: Preston
 
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I think that you will end up with a museum quality piece, with the great handle work, and then blade work by Montejano, Wow!.

Luis
 

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pjsjr said:
Having done a little leather braiding all I can say is WOW:eek: Preston
I used to make a living doing custom leatherwork, with lots of braiding, but that knife makes me feel like a knuckle dragger! Such fine work takes skill and dedication, plus high quality hides!
 
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Thank you all for your comments, I liked them a lot:) .

Dijos, you're right our cowboys are called here GAUCHOS.

Don Luis, in a while I'll weave a mate like the handle and I'll show it.

Bob, these knives are used in our traditional rodeos and barbecues.

Frank, I know the knives MISSION and I'm glad of the comparison:D .

Regards,
Horacio
 
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hmarziali,

That is a very nice piece, and your work is phenomenal.
I'd love to see the mate when you're done. I'd be interested to fiind out the difference between the mate we can get here, and the mate in your country. Guess I'll have to make a trip to Argentina or Uruguay. :)

Peace.
Alex.
 
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