Originally Posted by A. G. Maisey
The KT dagger can be dated to around 1300BC.
We have in the KT dagger a particular artefact, that required a particular technology and a particular skill to produce.
There is no evidence of that technology and skill existing in Egypt at or prior to the date of the KT dagger.
There is evidence of the technology and skill existing in Anatolia at the date of the KT dagger, and for a considerable time before this date.
The raw material used in Anatolia was probably haematite, it might have been magnetite, it could have been limonite, it was almost certainly not generally meteorite, but in very early items, it might have been.
In fact, we are not talking about the dagger as a whole, we are only talking about the blade, the mounts are Egyptian. Dagger blades were recognised as acceptable gifts between rulers at this time in history.
The core question here is the way in which the Jambon findings are to be understood. In my opinion Jambon has produced a hypothesis, he has not produced a theory, and he has not produced proof of meteoritic origin of the KT dagger.