Argentine gaucho knife facon

Gaucho Knives: History of the Facon

Gaucho knives are handmade knives used by this typical Argentine character in many different situations. Among them, the facon may be the most popular gaucho knife per excellence. Early this year, we published a post about the facon, but now we will share with you more about its history. The facon i...
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argentina mate drinking

Most Popular Species to Add to Argentinian Mate

As you know mate is a typical infusion in Argentina. So here are a few of the most popular species to add to Argentinian mate: Pennyroyal; Common to find in the mates of Santiago del Estero. Mint; It is digestive and counteracts gastrointestinal disorders. Peperina; Easy to find around the Sierras. ...
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Gaucho Knives

Knives used by a gaucho are 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 single-sided tip, having ...
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