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Old 17th August 2019, 03:59 PM   #1
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Default Russian hunting knife for comments

I recently won in an auction the Russian imperial hunting knife in the photos below.

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Old 17th August 2019, 08:45 PM   #2
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My antennae are twitching....
The industry of fake antiques in general and bladed weapons in particular in Russia takes second place only to oil/gas.

The origin and the date on the spine look to me very modern: they are clumsy, crude and the script is modern.
Overall condition is far too good for a 100 y.o. thing.
Blade profile and decorations are very “international modern”.

Just IMHO.
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Old 17th August 2019, 09:55 PM   #3
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I hope you didn't pay more than 30-40 euros!Unscrupulous forgery
If I were you, I'd ask for the money back.
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Old 17th August 2019, 10:38 PM   #4
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I tend to agree with all the above comments , 'international modern' is a very apt description of the blade type by Ariel , I have encountered blades of this type imported from India for amateur knife making hobbyists in England , by a dealer in the Midlands . The inscription on the spine looks as though it was done with an electric pencil !
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Old 18th August 2019, 06:55 AM   #5
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Thank you very much for your comments!
I also suspected something fishy when I saw the condition of the knife.
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