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Old 21st July 2007, 08:40 PM   #1
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Default Is this a Canary Islands knife ?

I don't have any knowledge on this type of knives.
The seller said is relative to the Canary Islands, from the XIX century.
Would the connoisseurs care to coment on this piece ?
Thanks a lot in advance
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Old 22nd July 2007, 01:50 AM   #2
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Not a typical Canary Islands blade but certainly similar. The back of this blade is more down curved than usual and it has a less pronounced "finger notch" adjacent to the hilt.

The hilt is consistent.

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Old 22nd July 2007, 12:48 PM   #3
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Thank you Ian.
Before i have read your coments i have consulted a Spanish Forum. This example is considered ( quote ) more Canario than the Platans or the Coronas cigarillos.
... So says the Moderator of that Forum, who happens to be from Canary Islands, although he admited other members may be more qualified on this area.
For the finding of its maker and age, eventual file marks on the blade back would be a track. I am posting here and there this new picture, to dig into such possibility.
I am also e-mailing an expert i found on these knives, to see whether the blade notch ( muesca ) was reduced by its owner for practical reasons, as the blade back being so curved due to double edge sharpening, or both these characteristics be simple variations of these knives model.
Thank you again ands best regards.
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Old 22nd July 2007, 01:39 PM   #4
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Thanks Fernando. Could you post a link to the Spanish Forum that you mention.

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Old 22nd July 2007, 02:07 PM   #5
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With pleasure
http://miarroba.com/foros/ver.php?f...&temaid=6086951
also the page of the expert i am adressing for further details ... not knowing he will answer me.
http://www.pardelera.com/Webnaife/index.htm
If any ( poor ) translation needed, just tell.
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