A Knife Exchange Among AAPK Friends

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A Knife Exchange Among AAPK Friends

Postby deo-pa » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:15 pm

Back in January Santiago from Argentina posted about his marlin spike knife collection (https://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/knife_forum/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=55451&hilit=argentina).

An interesting discussion ensued about Gaucho and other Argentinian knives. Santiago and I had a PM exchange, and we decided that I'd send him one of my marlin spikes and he would send me a Gaucho knife.

Well the exchange finally took place. I ended up sending two knives and he did as well. Here is the PM Santiago sent me after receiving my knives; it also describes the knives he sent me:

hi Dennis, apologize about not anwser your messages but I was out of my city a long time. Last week received your beatufull knives, you sent me 2 ! Thank you. This morning sent you a box with 2 knives, the Ju-Ca and the La Movediza.

The mark Ju-Ca came from the first letter of the founders names (Juan - John in english and Carlos -Charles) this factory stars to produce in the middle of 50´s decade.
Tha mark La Movediza reference to an tourist site in Tandil. Tandil is the place where the main factorys begin the history of knifemaking in Argentina.

From wikipedia "he name of the city comes from the Mapuche words tan ("falling"), and lil ("rock"). It is probably a reference to the Piedra Movediza ("Moving Stone"), a large boulder which stood seemingly miraculously balanced on the edge of a rocky foothill.[5] In order to demonstrate the slight movements of the boulder, it was common practice to place bottles or some other things under its base to watch them shatter.[citation needed] The "Moving Stone" toppled on February 29, 1912, and split into two pieces at the bottom of the hill."

Both knives are small, blade length around 10cm, handle and sheath are silvernickel, in spanish alpaca.

Hope you like this knives and use it, are sharped....
Best wishes, your argentine friend

Santiago


The attached photo shows the knives he sent me (the one on top is the Ju-Ca). He also sent along a a picture with his son.

Another great example of the ability to make friends through this hobby.

Dennis
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Re: A Knife Exchange Among AAPK Friends

Postby TwoFlowersLuggage » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:43 pm

That's awesome!!

Now all we have to do is get Putin & Trump to become pocket knife collectors... ::idea::
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Re: A Knife Exchange Among AAPK Friends

Postby claywall » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:51 pm

Great story, deo-pa; thanks for sharing. The scabbards/sheaths are as good-looking as the knives. Wonder what kind of hatchet his son is holding?

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Re: A Knife Exchange Among AAPK Friends

Postby kenb » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:30 am

That is so cool. Its good to see things like this. There is so much good out there, and most of the time you only see the bad.
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Re: A Knife Exchange Among AAPK Friends

Postby Lansky1 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:24 pm

Very cool !
pffffft that's not a knife ......... now THAT'S a knife !! Crocodile Dundee

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Re: A Knife Exchange Among AAPK Friends

Postby asigarza » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:31 pm

Thanks...Dennis for your words. This hobby its much than a hobby is a way for friendship...hope use an enjoy the knives

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Re: A Knife Exchange Among AAPK Friends

Postby asigarza » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:34 pm

Hi Claywall...my son holds a rail nail hatchet that I made for him
http://www.santiagoigarza.com.ar/main/index.php?/category/13

claywall wrote:Great story, deo-pa; thanks for sharing. The scabbards/sheaths are as good-looking as the knives. Wonder what kind of hatchet his son is holding?

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Re: A Knife Exchange Among AAPK Friends

Postby doglegg » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:08 pm

asigarza wrote:Hi Claywall...my son holds a rail nail hatchet that I made for him
http://www.santiagoigarza.com.ar/main/index.php?/category/13

claywall wrote:Great story, deo-pa; thanks for sharing. The scabbards/sheaths are as good-looking as the knives. Wonder what kind of hatchet his son is holding?

Very cool, That is a really interesting hatchet. Good job.

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Re: A Knife Exchange Among AAPK Friends

Postby asigarza » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:11 pm

::tu::

doglegg wrote:
asigarza wrote:Hi Claywall...my son holds a rail nail hatchet that I made for him
http://www.santiagoigarza.com.ar/main/index.php?/category/13

claywall wrote:Great story, deo-pa; thanks for sharing. The scabbards/sheaths are as good-looking as the knives. Wonder what kind of hatchet his son is holding?

Very cool, That is a really interesting hatchet. Good job.

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Re: A Knife Exchange Among AAPK Friends

Postby eveled » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:20 am

"Rail Nail". That's awesome. We call them rail road spikes. "Rail Nail" sounds so much better! Nice hatchet too.


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