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11 April 2008, 02:46
JohnAir
1st prize
A friend just won a first place prize in a national competition. His name is Valentin Baretta and the name of the piece is "Halcon en Picada". It means "stooping falcon".


12 April 2008, 06:16
billinthewild
Beautiful.....and would be quite handy as a skinning piece....if one dared get it dirty.


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12 April 2008, 19:25
Ryan Campbell
Very beautiful piece of work.


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14 April 2008, 06:09
TCLouis
That is truly a work of art.



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28 May 2008, 04:31
MacD37
quote:
Originally posted by Ryan Campbell:
Very beautiful piece of work.


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I suppose beauty is in the eye of the beholder! bewildered


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29 May 2008, 04:42
DLH4570
MABEY? But I LOVE IT!!!!!


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06 July 2008, 04:00
juanpozzi
John beautifull ,here there are many incredible knife makers ,glad to see you again and remember that you are invted to an ASADO and hunt at my farm,came with guillermo.Juan


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02 September 2008, 08:43
D99
What is the handle material?

Looks like a antbear toe.
27 September 2008, 20:37
rnovi
Normally I'm not much of a knife fan. But that is beyoootiful!


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13 April 2009, 06:56
JohnAir
Man, I'm only 9 months late checking back on this topic. Sorry about that.

Juan Thanks for the invite. Un abrazo.
D99 it is stag horn.
Here is another knife that valentin just finished for me today:

13 April 2009, 06:58
JohnAir
oops. try this link:
Barracuda II
26 April 2009, 10:42
Brant
John,

Does he have a website that you can order knives from? Impressive work.

How is the hunting going this year? Has the drought hurt the dove/pigeon hunting?

Brant
28 April 2009, 14:14
mboga biga bwana
A friend just won a first place prize in a national competition. His name is Valentin Baretta and the name of the piece is "Halcon en Picada". It means "stooping falcon".



Very nice piece of a stooping falcon.

Seloushunter


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17 May 2009, 19:42
yeti
quote:
Halcon en Picada


Art.

Also I would translate it as Diving Falcon
26 June 2009, 03:17
JohnAir
Yeti,
yes diving is a good translation. Stoop is also good as it specifically means:

stooped, stoop·ing, stoops
v.intr.
To swoop down, as a bird in pursuing its prey.

Their are other much more comon uses as you know but when applied to birds of prey the above definition applies.
26 June 2009, 03:29
JohnAir
quote:
Originally posted by Brant:
John,

Does he have a website that you can order knives from? Impressive work.

How is the hunting going this year? Has the drought hurt the dove/pigeon hunting?

Brant

Brant,
He doesn't have a web site but you can reach him at: valentinbaretta@yahoo.com.ar

In the region I hunt the drought has been real bad on the duck hunting and moderately bad on the perdiz but has not affected the dove or pigeon hunting. Many farmers have let the crops stand because they were not worth harvesting and the doves and pigeons are cleaning up on the sorghum.