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Old 3rd January 2018, 01:54 PM   #1
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Default Phia Kaetta

This knife from Sri Lanka found ist way into my collection today. It is very decorative with silver and brass ornaments. The sheath is made from leather. Comments are invited.
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Old 3rd January 2018, 03:02 PM   #2
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Hi, I am no expert, so no new information here, but it is a very beautiful piece. It looks like it has decent age, but it is still in great condition. Almost all the old ones have some damage or heavy wear. Congratulations.
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Old 3rd January 2018, 03:16 PM   #3
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This piece is so beautiful and intricate, that it has prompted me to wonder how many hours of labor go into making such a work of art. Even with modern tools, this would be no small feat.
Has anyone ever calculated such a thing?
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Old 3rd January 2018, 06:24 PM   #4
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Very beautiful 19th century (my guess) piece in very good condition. Congratulations!

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Old 3rd January 2018, 08:41 PM   #5
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Hello Udo,

Very nicely crafted and complete example - congrats!

What kind of gem(?) is set at the pommel end?


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The sheath is made from leather.

It's wood, isn't it?

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Old 3rd January 2018, 09:47 PM   #6
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Lovely!
Yes Kai, the sheath looks wooden to my eyes as well.
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Old 4th January 2018, 12:50 AM   #7
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WOW !
Great Find!!!
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Old 4th January 2018, 06:59 AM   #8
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It's wood, isn't it?



yes, it is wood, sorry for the wrong statement. And there is no gem at the end of the pommel, just a piece of brass to fix the blade
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