Gauchos appeared as a result of the crossing of the blood of the Spanish with the local Indians and it is generally believed that the. Gaucho first appeared in those territories of what today is the Republica de Uruguay, on the North bank of River Plate opposite from where Buenos Aires is situated. Gauchos quickly spread across the River into territories of what today is known as Argentina. All those territories were then known as Virreynato del Rio de la Plata and were under the control of the Crown of Spain.There was no division into the present countries of Argentina and Uruguay in those remote times (XVII to beginnings of XIX centuries). A somewhat different type of. Gaucho also developed later in the southern region of what today is Brazil, in the Rio Grande do Sul zone. Gauchos were men of the frontier and recognized no Law, no King, no Patron and they committed robberies and other felonies and, as such, were pursued by the Law.
Their services as knowledgeable men of the plains were required from time to time by owners of big rodeos of cattle or by the chiefs of the expeditions organized by the Cabildo to hunt wild cows and get their skins. This helped to put an end to the pursuit by the Law, at least during the course of those authorized expeditions. But then, they also hunted wild cattle for themselves, without the required Cabildo permission, and smuggled the skins for their own profit or were employed by the organizers of the non authorized expeditions.
Later, in several stages of our history, they were forced to form part of the regular Army and, badly armed and badly equipped, were employed in the Independence and Civil wars and during the war against the Indians, under orders of military brass, politicos or civilian leaders. A FACON IS A FIGHTING AND UTILITY KNIFE WIDELY USED BY GAUCHOS IN ARGENTINA, URUGUAY AND BRAZIL. FINEST QUALITY - DEFINITELY WEAPON OF STATUS MADE BY MASTER SILVERSMITH. VERY FINE, PRESENTATION GRADE SOLID SILVER MOUNTED GAUCHO KNIFE - DAGGER. STUNNING HAND CHASED DECORATION ON HILT AND SCABBARD, SUPERB CRISP DETAILS.
Marked on the blade with maker's mark. Argentina, 800 and maker's mark.GUARANTEED SOLID SILVER 800/1000 silver standard (lower than sterling). (32.7 cm) LONG IN SCABBARD.
(29.9 cm) LONG OUT OF SCABBARD. BLADE IS ABOUT 7 1/16 in. VERY GOOD ORIGINAL CONDITION WITH MINOR EXPECTED WEAR AND CHARMING INDICATION OF AGE.
FEW MINOR DENTS TO SILVER SCABBARD AND HILT. SHARP BLADE IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION WITH LIGHT SCRATCHES, VERY SHALLOW PITTING AND OLD STAIN MARKS - ALL CAN BE EASILY POLISHED OFF IF DESIRED.
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