Gaucho´s knifes

The knife used by the Gauchos is commonly referred to as Faca or Facón. It is Portuguese name derived from “faca”, and so the “facón” will be a major faca. The blade of a facon is about 30 to 40 cm long and 20 to 30 mm thick. It ends in a point with a […]...
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gaucho's house

The gaucho’s house

The gaucho’s house was known throughout the Argentine Republic as “el rancho”. The idiosyncrasy of the gaucho, a man who lived most of the time on the back of his horse, his preference for living his life in a nomadic way, in freedom and without clinging too much to a place, did not allow ...
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Gaucho types

Different Gaucho types

Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, an important figure in Argentine history, explained through one of his books the four types of gauchos: the gaucho singer, the baqueano gaucho, the bad gaucho and the tracker gaucho. The gaucho singer has no fixed residence: his journey is where the night surprises him an...
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