Police inventory of the bandit Lampião's equipment (Bahia, Brazil, 1938) (as footnoted in Eric Hobsbawm's Bandits, revised edition 2000):
Hat: leather, of the backwoods type, decorated with six stars of Solomon. Leather chinstrap, 46 cm long, decorated with 50 gold trinkets of miscellaneous origin, to wit: collar and sleeve studs, rectangles engraved with the words Memory, Friendship, Homesickness, etc.; rings set with various precious stones; a wedding ring with the name Santinha engraved inside. Attached to the front of the hat, a strip of leather 4 by 22 cm with the following ornaments: 2 gold medallions inscribed ‘The Lord Be Thy Guide’; 2 gold sovereigns; 1 old Brazilian piece with the effigy of emperor Pedro II; 2 others, even older, dates respectively 1776 and 1802. At the back of the hat, a strip of leather of equal size, also decorated as follows: 2 gold medallions, 1 small diamond cut in the classic fashion, 4 others of fancy cut.
Gun: Brazilian army Mauser, model 1908, no. 314 series B. The bandolier is decorated with 7 silver crowns of imperial Brazilian coinage and 5 discs of white metal. Safety catch is broken and reinforced with a piece of aluminum.
Knife: steel, length 67 cm. The handle is decorated with 3 gold rings. The blade has bullet-marks. Sheath nickel-plated leather, also with bullet-hole.
Cartridge-pouch: leather, ornamental. Can contain 121 rounds for Mauser or musket. A whistle is attached by a silver chain. Bullet-hole on left side.
Haversacks: 2, copiously embroidered. The embroideries are in vivid colors and done very tastefully. One is closed by means of three buttons: 2 gold, 1 silver; the other has only 1 silver button. On the carrying-straps, 9 buttons in massive silver.
Neckerchief: red silk, embroidered.
Pistol: Parabellum no. 97, 1918 model, holster, varnished black, very worn.
Sandals: one pair, with the same type as habitually worn in the sertão, but of excellent quality and finish.
Tunic: Blue, with three officer’s stripes on the sleeves.
Blanket: 2, printed calico, lined with cotton.