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    Fencing sword and unknown Spanish?

    Went to a few shops the other day and saw a couple of interesting swords. Solingen fencing sword and a Spanish?
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    Doesn't look like spanish to me...
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    Fencing foil of old type. Pre WW2 I'd say.

    The other, is a form of South American Gaucho knife. Possibly 'caronero facon' is the correct term, certainly I'd call it a facon.
    Looks like it's got a bayonet blade?
    I've seen another with a finger loop somewhere. If I can find it I'll let you know.

    Edit: OK here's one in this thread:
    http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=7394
    Last edited by Gene Wilkinson; 01-06-2015 at 03:40 PM.

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    Thanks Gene and Santiago, I do not own either sword but sometimes take photos at my friends shop. I do not collect fencing swords but thought it interesting. I felt the short sword fit with the American Spanish style. Interesting to me how the American Spanish translated the Spanish swords in back yard blacksmith shops. I know of no full time Spanish Cutlers here or South America. Most that I have seen were blacksmith shop built. Am I missing part of the story. Looking for books on the subject always. Perhaps as Javier said you have to understand the Spanish fencing style to understand the swords. Eric
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