"Juan Manuel De Rosas Grave Libertad Gaucho Facon Bowie Silver"This knife can be attributed to Juan manuel de rosas given the style and the inscription, but I cannot confirm it, because I am not an expert.
This knife is in filled silver, I think considering the quality but I cannot confirm it to you because there is no punch.
The scabbard is also in silver I think given the quality and in leather, as well as a hook to wear it on the belt.
Finely engraved blade with hunting scene decor and arabesques.
Registration: "Libertad" the rest of the registration is difficult to identify.
Juan Manuel de Rosas was an Argentinian politician and soldier who ruled the Argentine Confederation from 1835 to 1852.
Rosas was a great unifier of his country, but many historians have considered his regime to be violent and brutal. Like any rustic man of his time, Rosas was a lover of sabers and knives. Legend has it that Rosas banned the carrying of knives in his house every Sunday. An opportunity, forgetting this rule. Rosas immediately took off her own shirt and asked for 20 lashes as punishment.
property of Juan Manuel de Rosas, in this case an enigmatic knife of type "facón" similar to the Dirk mediterranean of 38 cm long with the following engraving on his guard: “En Unión y Libertad” and “Soy defensa del inocente” ( "In Union and Liberty" and "I am the defense of the innocent").
We believe it is money, but no hallmarks have been released to confirm this.
Note some points of non-corrosive rust, the tip of the knife is broken.
The scabbard has spots but it is complete. The strapping is detached on one end, to be restored.
We sell it as is, uncleaned, in its own juice.
For the state thank you to detail the photos.
The photos are an integral part of the description.
Total length: 38.7 cm
Width: 3.5 cm
Sheath length: 26 cm