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Old 11th June 2020, 03:41 PM   #1
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Got a parcel today with this Gaucho knife....
Sorry for bad pictures but would like to hear your opinions about it....

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Old 11th June 2020, 03:56 PM   #2
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Nice knife, unusual handle from others I've seen.
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Old 11th June 2020, 05:14 PM   #3
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Very nice knife Stefan! Is the ring at the handle from gold?

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Old 11th June 2020, 11:59 PM   #4
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The scabbard is made of white metal, it seems to me, produced in Germany + ia to be sold in South American countries, and produced industrially. If the blade belongs to the original set, the hilt has been lost and has been replaced by a piece of wood (?) That has been very short and thick, I think, I have an original specimen, but I have to photograph.

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Old 12th June 2020, 02:37 PM   #5
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Old 12th June 2020, 02:58 PM   #6
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Old 12th June 2020, 04:36 PM   #7
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Nice Criollo knife. The scabbard is likely an upgrade it happens to fit.

see Gaucho Knives

The rich ranchers used the fancy silver mounted and scabbarded ones, the common gauchos used the wood gripped leather sheathed ones like mine below. The richer gaucho might have a silver one for dress-up days.

I include a slightly larger version in one shot, along with the wood gripped utility criollo, It's a more belligerent design. Scabbards are designed to slip behind a sash or belt.
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Old 12th June 2020, 04:51 PM   #8
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Hello Fernando,

The from you shown Herder knife scabbard is different from the the one in question. Only the figure in up is a little bit similar.
The handle from the knife in question is from horn I think. And I also think that the ferrule at this handle is original to the knife and so it seems that the complete handle could be original.
Also the blade seems to be different, the knife in question shows a Spanish notch which isn't present by the Herder knife.

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Old 12th June 2020, 10:54 PM   #9
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Of course the pod is not identical, but I have shown to exemplify that it is industrially produced. Of course the design of the voltutas and other decorations differ but if you look closely you will see that the background has the same treatment: a granulate. In addition, I have uploaded images of Herder knives, to demonstrate that there were many variations, despite a common design. As for the Spanish notch, the two knives of post number 6 have it, but smaller or insinuated. I said that it seemed to me that it was turned wood, of course I can not comment if I do not have it in my hand, and I have said that if the blade belongs to the same set, the handle may be changed, because it seems too short and thick. But it's just an opinion. Let everyone think what he wants.
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