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clockwork 27th July 2008 04:02 PM

I am looking for some information
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I am looking for some information on a items that I picked up a couple years ago. I picked up this piece in Thailand and was told that it was from Burma.
I know that it is quite old and the fur was worn off on the handle and the sheath. stiching looks original. blade is a little bit over a foot.

chevalier 27th July 2008 04:57 PM

wow, leopardskin sheath.

im not sure what the CITES regulations are on that (if any)

clockwork 27th July 2008 05:04 PM

that one of the reasons I believe it is a real piece

Dajak 27th July 2008 05:47 PM

It looks like from Assam people .


RhysMichael 27th July 2008 05:55 PM

Mark or Andrew would be good ones to ask about CITES. I think as long as it is a certain age its OK but thats a guess on my part. I know its that way for ivory

clockwork 27th July 2008 06:10 PM

I was told it was from the 1920s area when it was made but then that was from the merchant. I believe that you are right if it is over a certain age that it can be brought into the states. but that would be a little more difficult to do if the right paper works is not available from the local vendors.

PUFF 28th July 2008 02:39 PM

The knife could be a model of "Burma Utility", a cut-off tip machete for daily work.
Here are other models of the "Burma Utility"

PUFF 28th July 2008 02:44 PM

Happy Burman with their utility knives.

PUFF 28th July 2008 02:50 PM

Knives from another province (in Burma).

PUFF 28th July 2008 02:54 PM

Gripping over the edge makes delicate works easier.

And... another model.

And... modernized Hibben 's model

Mark 28th July 2008 03:11 PM

I can't help regarding what it is, but I just made a sticky thread above with information about CITES.

By the way, I understand that Germany is very strict enforcing CITES. I know of someon who lost a very nice antique rhino-handled jambya because he did not get the proper permits before importing, so if it is still out of the country and you do not want to get the permits, be aware of that danger.

clockwork 28th July 2008 04:27 PM

thanks for the post Mark I found it a very intresting read. I do not have the blade here in germany so no worrys on that. I am still intrested if any one has a idea on the approx age on this piece. Puff really enjoyed the pics you posted and gives me a idea on how this blade might have been used.

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