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Old 26th August 2020, 10:37 AM   #1
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Hi
Just got this knife last night in a job lot
Am I correct in thinking it is from Tibet or Bhutan?
and would anyone have any idea on age of the knife
V sharp blade with 2 fullers blade length 18.5 cm overall length 31 cm
I am thinking of repairing the silver wire on the handle, anyone got any idea as to where to get such wire about 1mm in gauge
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Old 26th August 2020, 05:51 PM   #2
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Well Bhutan and Tibet are next door neighbors and Tibetan Buddhist in orientation. Could fit both. Hard to tell for me.
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Old 26th August 2020, 11:00 PM   #3
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Hello,
this dagger is called "Dughti", they were common
in both countries. I estimate the dagger was made
in the second third of the 20th century. I don't know where you can get a wire but personally I wouldn't change it.
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Old 27th August 2020, 04:54 AM   #4
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The style, especially of the hilt, is typically Bhutanese although there is some overlap in the deco motifs. It's quite a late piece, perhaps of touristic quality.
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Old 27th August 2020, 09:44 AM   #5
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Thanks all for your posts and confirmation of origin
Another country another knife
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Old 27th August 2020, 01:19 PM   #6
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I have two similar knives. Labeled them as Tibetan, know they could be Nepal or Bhutan. I think (?) the wood handled one is possibly older. Any more info appreciated. (My photo editing software is primitive-sorry). Rich
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