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Old 24th September 2017, 10:29 AM   #1
Johan van Zyl
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I bought this dagger because it was affordable and because I thought it was traditional and interesting. The blade is 11 cm long from the sharp shoulder to the tip, and 12 cm from the sharp shoulder rearwards. It has a rat-tail tang, riveted at the very top. I feel pretty confident the handle material is horn and bone.

I have no information on it, and can only throw a guess into the air and hope it is not too wild. I'm thinking North Africa, Arab or Berber. Please set me straight!

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Johan
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Old 24th September 2017, 09:27 PM   #2
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I think you have to look to Senegal and Mauritanian daggers, Bissagos also would be a good possibility.
See here: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...=senegal+dagger and here:http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...=senegal+dagger

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Old 25th September 2017, 09:03 AM   #3
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Detlef, my sincere thanks! You've wrapped this one up for me in a neat package.

For those who have not followed the links with me, it seems the dagger I bought is Senegalese. The clues really do all seem to point in this direction.

With much apprciation
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