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Old 28th September 2016, 05:16 PM   #1
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Default American dagger??

Does anyone have any ideas about this dagger? I think it may be American? Civil War?? The stamp on the forte seems to be a North American Indian. Thanks for any input. Ron
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Old 28th September 2016, 06:04 PM   #2
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There is also a guy with a flag in the handle, right ?
Can't you post better (larger) pictures, Ron ?
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Old 28th September 2016, 09:58 PM   #3
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I am afraid that's all I have. The dagger is in Italy.... Not mine. But, yes, there is a guy waving a flag. I tried to enhance the picture a little. Cheers, RON
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Old 29th September 2016, 04:41 AM   #4
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Could it be a Katipunan flag? I can see there a sun with rays.
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Old 29th September 2016, 05:58 AM   #5
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I like it.

Can you give dimensions?
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Old 30th September 2016, 12:05 AM   #6
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The clothes and hat do not strike me as Filipino. Though a possibility, I think it more likely that it may be from another country that also used the sun face on their flag (many did at that time).
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Old 30th September 2016, 12:29 AM   #7
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Whatever is stamped beneath the figure might be a good indicator of origin.
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Old 30th September 2016, 06:06 AM   #8
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Hi,

I would say the mark on the blade is that of

James Burnand & Sons

of Sheffield, England.

According to Geoffrey Tweedale

Tweedale's Directory of Sheffield Cutlery Manufacturers 1740 - 2010

Burnand was in business from 1820 to 1920 and started making Bowie knives in the 1850s.
Their trade mark was that of an Indian above the motto Self-Defence.

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