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Kmaddock 13th September 2017 07:39 PM

Brass handled knife, looking for identification
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I have been offered the attached knife
Only have pictures at moment
Overall length is 17 inches, sharp blade
Seller reckons it is for opening letters, which I do not agree with
Can anyone inform as to country of origin or any further information

Sajen 13th September 2017 07:56 PM

It look like some sort of a "Touareg" dagger to my eyes, others with more knowledge will be able to pin point the exact origin.


Kubur 13th September 2017 08:22 PM

Tuareg from Agadez
where is the scabbard?

TVV 13th September 2017 08:30 PM

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It is a telek, but I do not think it is tuareg, strictly speaking. Based on previous forum discussions, this looks like it was made in Bida in what is nowadays Nigeria - I am attaching a similar one I have as an example. A search for Bida should produce additional results. A pity that the scabbard is gone, but the blade looks in great shape well made.


Kmaddock 14th September 2017 07:34 AM

Hi All

Thanks for information
It falls outside my collecting area though so I will let it go.


Sajen 14th September 2017 08:05 AM

Not at this place, post it at the swap forum.

Kmaddock 14th September 2017 09:03 AM

I will edit my post accordingly

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