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Old 29th September 2019, 02:58 PM   #1
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Hi all , this small little knife caught my eye though im unsure of its origin , it was sold as being middle eastern ? the blade has a mark on it , the handle is horn with brass inlay, its is a locking knife and the brass work has very fine decoration which is worn and hardly visable ,only measures 12cm long
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Old 29th September 2019, 03:40 PM   #2
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It looks like a picklock Navaja of some sort; possibly Spanish or French.
The picklock is a feature new to my experience with Navaja's, not that I've seen that many.
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Old 29th September 2019, 03:42 PM   #3
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Yes, it's a Spanish navaja!
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Old 29th September 2019, 04:06 PM   #4
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Thats great thanks for the Id
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Old 30th September 2019, 03:47 AM   #5
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Hi all , this small little knife caught my eye though im unsure of its origin , it was sold as being middle eastern ? the blade has a mark on it , the handle is horn with brass inlay, its is a locking knife and the brass work has very fine decoration which is worn and hardly visable ,only measures 12cm long


It is Spanish, or more precisely from the Rosellon region and dating from around the middle of the 19th century. In the last quarter of the 1800s they tended to fitted with a ring to release the lock, so this one is probably a bit earlier.

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Old 30th September 2019, 07:21 AM   #7
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It is Spanish, or more precisely from the Rosellon region and dating from around the middle of the 19th century. In the last quarter of the 1800s they tended to fitted with a ring to release the lock, so this one is probably a bit earlier.

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Hi Chris,

I've been absent for quite some time and have years of threads to catch up on so I might as well start at the top.
That's some exceptional detail about the locality, I would have only drilled sown to Catalan but note upon a little reading, Rosellon was a county in Catalan.

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Hi Chris,

I've been absent for quite some time and have years of threads to catch up on so I might as well start at the top.
That's some exceptional detail about the locality, I would have only drilled sown to Catalan but note upon a little reading, Rosellon was a county in Catalan.

Thank you.

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Nice to read you post and welcome back, though I too have been away for quite a while and only rarely have the time to post.

In Spanish these knives are are known as "Navajas de Rosellon", or "Navaja Catalana" so that makes identification easy. Here is a link to lots of pics: https://www.google.com/search?q=nav...iw=1024&bih=655

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