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Old 12th November 2012, 04:37 PM   #1
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I think has a weapon of Indian...It is 25 cm long, 10 cm wide, 8 mm at the thickest...Blade doubled edged with a central Ridge, the widest part is sharp...the scabbard is made of wood and leather.
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Old 12th November 2012, 05:55 PM   #2
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That's something you don't see everyday!

I've had a quick look in my reference books and the closest I've found is this:
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Old 13th November 2012, 12:01 AM   #3
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What an unusual piece! Thank you for the reference.
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Old 13th November 2012, 12:16 AM   #4
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That's something you don't see everyday!

I've had a quick look in my reference books and the closest I've found is this:



Outstanding match!!! Which reference was this from?
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Old 13th November 2012, 03:09 AM   #5
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Looks like a real bad-ass bichwa dagger!
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Old 13th November 2012, 04:12 AM   #6
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Trumps brass knuckles for sure...
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Old 13th November 2012, 05:53 PM   #7
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Outstanding match!!! Which reference was this from?


Thanks. It's from A Catalogue of Arms & Armours in Bharat Kala Bhavan. G.N. Pant & Yashodhara Agrawal (1995).
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Old 13th November 2012, 10:13 PM   #8
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Always a Shame that perfectly drilled holes dont realy match finger shspes,

Hence the more oval ergonomic designs on most brass knuckles.

Bad lay out of the two central holes as well. {Not ergonomic.}

I fear yet another modern Indian fantasy reproduction.

Probaly worth etching to see if any grain in the steel to help date it, any earlier than ww2.

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Old 14th November 2012, 09:45 AM   #9
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Always a Shame that perfectly drilled holes dont realy match finger shspes,

Hence the more oval ergonomic designs on most brass knuckles.

Bad lay out of the two central holes as well. {Not ergonomic.}

I fear yet another modern Indian fantasy reproduction.

Probaly worth etching to see if any grain in the steel to help date it, any earlier than ww2.

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Salaams Spiral ~ I was about to write something clever about a second world war knuckle duster and blade combination that Commandos used to have strapped down one thigh! ( they had the Sykes Fairburn and this broad blade knuckle duster job as well~ Im sure "trench warfare" has an example) but you beat me to it with your excellent observation on the holes on this item being a bit oddly done. So its probably a slashing style rather that a punching weapon no?

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Old 14th November 2012, 04:32 PM   #10
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Yet the scabbard is typical Indian, I do not think military?
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Old 14th November 2012, 10:00 PM   #11
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Hello chaps,

If you look at military or even civilian proffesionaly made knuckles or knuckle knives, they have oval finger shaped holes. not something power drilled through on a drill press, like this example...

Its quite possibly Indian, but its not proffesionaly made.

Sorry but it realy doesnt look right to me.

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Hello chaps,

If you look at military or even civilian proffesionaly made knuckles or knuckle knives, they have oval finger shaped holes. not something power drilled through on a drill press, like this example...

Its quite possibly Indian, but its not proffesionaly made.

Sorry but it realy doesnt look right to me.

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Salaams spiral ~ It almost looks unfinished... I go with the ''not quite right look'' and suggest, if anything, it's only ceremonial and not a weapon. (interesting though)
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