Cold Steel Malaysian Sal Wood Facon


  • Item Number: 88CLR1
  • Name: Facon
  • Blade Length: 12.0″
  • Blade Thickness: 5.0 mm
  • Overall Length: 16.375″
  • Steel: 1090 High Carbon Steel
  • Weight: 19.4 oz.
  • Handle: 4.375″ Long. Malaysian Sal Wood
  • Sheath: Leather Scabbard with Steel Fittings
  • Made in India
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The Facon is the national knife of Argentina where the Gauchos made it famous as its large and simply shaped blade proved ideal for everything from dispatching game and livestock to repairing tack and saddles to cooking and eating the evening meal. With a blade that resembles an oversized chef’s knife, the Facon can trace its roots back to the 14th century where it was widely used and carried by just about everyone, from peasant and serf all the way up to the landed nobility. In fact, it was so popular it jumped the Atlantic Ocean with the first European immigrants and became established throughout North and South America.

Cold Steel is now delighted to present their version of this iconic knife. Forged in the classic shape from 1090 high carbon steel with a wide, thick blade it measures a full 12″ long and offers extensive hand-filed “jimping” along the “spine”. The handle of the Facon is also hand carved in traditional fashion out of exotic Malaysian Sal Wood and is capped fore and aft with a nickeled steel bolster and pommel. Even the scabbard of the big Facon continues to follow Argentina’s tradition by being molded out of thick black leather that is sewn with a center seam and equipped with a fancy nickeled steel chape.