Total length 375 mm - 14 13/16. Blade length 250 mm - 9 7/8" Blade width 25 mm - 1" Blade thickness 4 mm - 5/32" Handle length 130 mm - 5 1/8".
Weigh 390 grams - 13.75 oz. "STILL" was the brand name of the knives factory LOAR ARTESANAL, it started its biz in 1977, owned by Mr Luis Riva, nicknamed "Tito" by his friends. The factory was located at 7300 Coronel M. Biedma Street in Rosario (Province of Sante Fe), 300 km-200 miles at NW of Buenos Aires city.
From its beginnings the main activity was the manufacture of armored cabins for banks and armored trucks, and during the eighties the activity was diversified and managed to manufacture a number of items that among them we find cutlery for refrigerators, sports and military, fishing rods, pool cues, fish grills, etc. The main years of knife manufacturing were from 1986 until they closed in 1995. They started with knives for meat processing companies that had the particularity that their wooden handles were coated with fiberglass to prevent the accumulation of bacteria, resulting in a more resistant product than the knives with thermoformed plastic hilts. With many innovative ideas on that period for the knife industry in Argentina, we can highlight the manufacture of.
Tool kits to be used with some knives. The "Equipo Desafío" -"Challenge Set". See catalog #56 and the manufacture of special heavy 12 mm (1/2) thick machetes for bush. The activities ended in 1995, years in which the national industry was seriously hit by the'90s economic policies. They produced professional high quality handmade knives with innovative designs, to be used for meat/bbq, diving, bush, hunting, survival, combat use, with classic and ritual, dagger and oriental models, someones have an almost weird design that can be classified as "post-apocalliptic" or futurist models..Please see their catalogue in the last photograph, where it is stated: 5160/9260 steels, or 420/440 stainless steels are used. Carbon steels, according to the sporting consensus, have more easy to maintain cutting edges, regardless of the possibility of staining. The Rambo models (the only ones with a cutting edge for iron rods up to 10 mm) have metal handles, as do the Argentine Daggers - Fairbanks or the Buck Master.
IMPORTANT: The bimetallic temper of our knives preserves them from fracture under stress. These are original surplus items, they are used items with more than 30 years old and some parts can be worn, cracked paint and scraped. Some rust can be found on steel surfaces.But ANY piece is broken or unserviceable. Pls do not hesitate to ask!!! Visit NOW my other auctions. DHL EXPRESS minimum rate allows up to 1500 grams / 3 pounds of cargo weight. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Vintage Fixed Blade Knives\Factory Manufactured". The seller is "gus1125gpf" and is located in this country: AR. This item can be shipped worldwide.