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Large Gaucho knife
Uruguay Puñal
South America Cowboy knife

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A fine and large Uruguay Puñal.

This large Gaucho knife measures 52cms long in it sheath, 47cms out and has a blade length of 36cms inclusive of the bolster.
The tapering hilt shows various simple repousse designs with one face displaying two floral motifs and the reverse an unusual motif with a central stripe in the manner of the flag of Artigas, although likely no reference to the national hero José Gervasio Artigas Arnal, despite the blade being marked Montevideo.
The blade is likely an EU export blade sent to and stamped with the name Montevideo and other marks now obscured by patination.
The blade is single edged with a long back edge and a round bolster that fits snugly in to the mouth of the sheath
The sheath is thick stitched leather dressed in repousse nickel silver fitting with floral motifs throughout.
The base of one side of the leather has been engraved with numbers and letters, perhaps a collection number, perhaps a date?

A good large impressive Gaucho knife from Uruguay.

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