Trappings 2015 Artists & Gearmakers
Gaucho knife by Maximo Prado
hand cut and beveled rawhide strands, Hereford cowhide sheath
This fancy knife handle was created utilizing 72 strands of natural color rawhide of 0.7mm wide and braided in the fid-work technique, incorporating numerous appliqués utilizing the “Mondonguillo” technique and various patterns. The handle features a red stag spacer between the guard and the braid to shield the rawhide from the steel.
The sheath was created utilizing softened Hereford cowhide and stitched with rawhide strands in a 1X7 pattern. The 15cm Argentina brand blade is forged from carbon steel.