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Old 7th November 2012, 01:54 PM   #1
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Salam,

A few knives to submit, see attached photos. I think all 3 may originally be from the regions near India? and found there way to the UAE...

Hook/Sickle Knife:
Looks to be in a style used for harvesting or skinning...although maybe not for everyday use with a brass handle formed at the hilt into the shape of a tiger/lion head and some decorative blade patterning.
The overall length of the knife is 250mm.

Folding/Flick Knife:
Not in great condition and on its second handle replacement! This knife looks to have an old rusted flick or locking mechanism (unfortunatley i dont have any better photos than this).

Utility Knife:
Looks to have a bone handle which is comfortable to grip. I have seen similar knives which where stated as being used many years ago by prositutes for protection... or then again it might just be used in the kitchen!


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Old 7th November 2012, 03:05 PM   #2
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The lower knife is a Kerala knife...
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Old 7th November 2012, 03:06 PM   #3
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Nice selection of knifes you have there. The one with a curved blade is called a Bank and is is intended to be a fighting knife, probably used in a similar manner to a karambit. Yoour example may be more of a display item but is certainly old. The utility knife is commonly referred to as Kerala knife and it is still used thruhout rural India to this day. I can't comment in tge folding knife as i dont know much about it. All 3 items are likely to be from the turn of the 20th century but could newer.

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Old 7th November 2012, 04:13 PM   #4
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the third is an Indian kerala knife
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Old 8th November 2012, 06:24 PM   #5
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Shokran guys!
The bank knife's curved inner part of the blade is the sharpest part of the knife; and after viewing some clips on you-tube on the use of the karambit in some other asian arts, i can see how effective it might be when incorporated into india's fighting arts. I like it!
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