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Old 4th October 2015, 06:54 PM   #1
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Default What dagger do I have here?

Hello,

does someone knows what this is and how old? I think maybe ottoman?
The dagger is 46cm long.

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Andreas
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Old 4th October 2015, 07:15 PM   #2
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It is a flyssa from Algeria, not my area of collecting but it look good and old to my eyes. I would guess that it is from around 1900 until 1930. Do a little bit search by the keyword "flyssa" and you will find more examples and informations.

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Old 4th October 2015, 11:55 PM   #3
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yes, kaybele flyssa, the brass covered grip, blade shape & decoration and the carved scabbard are classic.

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Great, thank you!
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Old 5th October 2015, 09:16 AM   #5
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Hi!
I'll add that your flyssa is probably much older, around 1880-1890.
A good thing is your scabbard decorated only on the exposed part.
The late flyssa are often decorated on both sides.
We have an expert called Emmanuel, you can have a look at his threads...
And yes, in a way, it's Ottoman as Algeria was a part of the Empire...
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Hi Andreas,

I am no expert, but the flyssa is my favourite edged weapon
I agree with Kubur, very late 19th century. I don't know how far these were made into the 20th century Detlef, but quality keeps going down after the 19th century. Recently though, I have seen some very simple stylized flyssa that look very modern.

Lots of information and discussion on the flyssa and Kabyles on this forum.

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