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Anybody have a Chilean corvo?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Joe Demko, Feb 9, 2003.

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  1. Joe Demko

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    Would you like to sell it? I've wanted one for years, after SOF reviewed the Chilean military issue one back in the 80's. I've run a million web searches looking for a vendor on the web, but no joy.
     
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  3. Autolycus

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    Very nice collection.
     
  4. Chilean

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    As a Chilean, I have a couple :), one "garra del puma", one "pico del condor" (2nd and 4th from the left)

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  5. Joe Demko

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    Since the time I originally started this thread (where did the years go?) I managed to acquire una garra del puma from Ebay. The guy didn't know what it was, didn't describe it well, and had no reserve. I picked it up for $40.
     
  6. Chilean

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    Great, but the battle proven is the "pico del condor" or "atacameño"
     
  7. Joe Demko

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    Battle proven? Against whom?
     
  8. Geno

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    Chilean:

    Hola, qué tal? En que ciudad vives in Chile? Mi esposa creció en Ñuñoa, en Santiago de Chile. Nos casamos en Santiago en 1984.

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    En Santiago Doc, en Ñuñoa
     
  11. Geno

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    Artesania Chilena hecho con cobre Peruano :)

    Oye, son los ornamentos del corvo Chileno hechos con cobre Peruano? :evil: Creo que eso fue lo que mis amigos Peruanos me decian...que la artesania Chilena fue hecho con cobre Peruano. Que chistoso.
     
  12. Chilean

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    absolutamente falso...como el 95% de lo que dicen los peruanos :)
    Si un corvo tiene adornos, es un corvo "historiado", cada adorno es un muerto.
     
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    Precisamente dicho. Esos Peruanos. :rolleyes: Se creen la muerte, no cierto? Un dia yo escuche unos jovenes Peruanos hablando con un viejito de Bolivia. Les gritaba, este lago pertenece al Peru! El pobre viejito les contesto, <<Jovenes, lo podemos compartir entre los dos paises.>> Con eso uno de los Perunaos le contesto, <<Pues, titi para mi...caca para ti!>>.


    Ya po! Por la chuta! Pero que rotos! :scrutiny:

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  14. Joe Demko

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    Chilean,

    From the article you linked:

    Nary a word about corvos.
     
  15. Chilean

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    Joe, the article is just about the war.
    The corvo was widely used
    I can link some pages (in spanish) about the corvo use in the war
    Also, you can look for pictures of chilean soldiers of the war, carrying corvos

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    http://www.guerradelpacifico1879.cl/armasblancas.html
     
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    Hey Doc...que mal chiste el que contaste :neener:
     
  18. Geno

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    I can't claim credit for the joke. My wife's former neighbor from Nunoa (Lili) told me that joke...and many, many others. Ella tenia unos chistes verdes.

    Did you like the links for the corvo? I like the last one. It had some great pics!
     
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    yeah good links, but a spanish made corvo is.....oxymoron?:uhoh:

    well, i'm really not very sure of what "oxymoron" mean, but I like the word :neener:
     
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    from the same article from wikipedia

    The assault became known as the Battle of Arica, which turned out to be one of the most tragic and at the same time the most emblematic event of the war: Chile suffered 479 mortal casualties, while almost 900 Peruvians lost their lives, including Colonel Bolognesi himself. This battle was specially bloody since most Chileans died because of landmines and with bullets running low most of the Peruvians deaths were in the hands of Corvo-wielding berserked Chileans. The multiple cuts on the corpses made many speculate about execution of prisoners, but most authors say that the Captains were actually holding back the enraged Chileans to prevent the deaths of routed soldiers.[4]
     
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    another couple of pics

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    I bought these from FAMAE in Chile back in 1991.

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    They sold some others I wish I would have purchased including the darkened ones.
     
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    What is the idea or benefit of the upturned blade?
     
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    The Corvo is sharpened on both sides. They use the hooked side down for powerful chopping attacks -kinda like how you'd use a khukri.

    Here's a photo of how it is held.
     

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