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Old 17th January 2023, 09:38 PM   #1
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Question Identification help please

Here is one of my mystery knives. The seller thought it might be from Chile. I do see the Spanish influence, for example in the stacked hilt and quilions. I know next to nothing about Chilean knives. After searching the forum, the only examples I had found are quite different.

I donít have exact measurements since the knife is currently in storage after a move. I can give you this description:
  • Hilt: Stacked bone, iron/nickel and stone of various thickness in overall hexagonal shape
  • Hilt: circular insets in thicker stacks are metal, unidentified
  • Hilt is fully hand sized, nearly barrel shaped but not as pronounced as one finds in other daggers and knive
  • Blade: well forged, diamond cross-section, wedge sharpening on both sides.
  • Overall: hilt and blade appear similar in wear and tear. This is not a novelty or tourist knife. It is built to be useful.

Any ideas?

Dave A.
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