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c1880 British Made Argentinian German Silver Gaucho Knife
  • c1880 British Made Argentinian German Silver Gaucho Knife
  • c1880 British Made Argentinian German Silver Gaucho Knife
  • c1880 British Made Argentinian German Silver Gaucho Knife
  • c1880 British Made Argentinian German Silver Gaucho Knife
  • c1880 British Made Argentinian German Silver Gaucho Knife
  • c1880 British Made Argentinian German Silver Gaucho Knife
  • c1880 British Made Argentinian German Silver Gaucho Knife

c1880 British Made Argentinian German Silver Gaucho Knife

Price:

£300.00


Product Description

A fine example of an Argentinian style Gaucho’s ‘Cuchillo de Campo’ knife, with rustic leather scabbard.

Cuchillo de campo roughly translates to country knife. They are often utilitarian and less ornate than its counterparts the facón, daga, or puñal. That said, this knife was made in Britain and has a decorative handle of repousse German silver. The blade is stamped TIGER underneath a tiger head logo and DEAKIN EGROYS & Co. (EGROYS stands for E. G. Reuss). The condition is good, the scabbard is well kept or a later replacement, and the blade is still very sharp and very bright, with very light evidence of any sharpening.

Ernest George Reuss (1844-1898) was born in France. In 1868, he came to England and married in the following year Sophie, the daughter of John Henry Carter, at Leeds parish church. Reuss partnered Joseph T. Deakin in Deakin, Reuss & Co at Tiger Works, West Street (Deakin, Sons & Co), Sheffield, which exported cutlery to Spain and South America. He left Deakin in 1895, acquiring Samuel Hancock & Sons and its ‘MAZEPPA’ mark. He launched Reuss & Co, Mazeppa Works, Charlotte Street (off West Street), and continued to sell cutlery to Spanish and South American markets.

Length: 33cm (13 inches)
Blade Length: 20.5cm (8 1/8 inches)
Weight: 207g

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