Originally Posted by motan
A more productive way to approach this knife would be to try to read the texts and see in what language they are written and what they say.
Exactly what I was saying before, of course!
There are no rules: you have Tunisian Ottoman barrels full of riders, animals and men... And they were sunni...
But we all agree that it is a bit suspicious...
Ariel you didn't post close photos of the blade next to the broken bolster. It would be interesting to see the how the etching looks like there...