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Old 11th October 2012, 04:14 PM   #3
David R
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Looks to me like a type often known as a "Mediterranian Dirk", so would be Italian or Spanish and date to the late 18th to late 19th Century. You can see examples in "Swords and Daggers" by Frederic Wilkinson, and in "Fighting Knives of the Western World" which I think is by Russel Robinson...though I could be wrong on the author there as I have mislaid my copy. A nice piece to have, and looks a good example of the type.
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