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Old 29th September 2019, 02:44 PM   #1
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Default Unusual Albacete dagger for comment

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I have recently acquired this unusual Albacete dagger. It's a type A punal, handle from horn and brass, the blade shows faded engravings. What I never have seen before is the dog head pommel. It is approx. 28 cm long with a blade from 17 cm.
Have someone seen a similar piece before? All other comments are very welcome. The last picture show it together with two other Spanish daggers.
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Old 29th September 2019, 10:24 PM   #2
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Only I see the resemblance of the head of a greyhound with the emblem of the Trussardi fashion house?
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Old 29th September 2019, 10:50 PM   #3
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I see an excess of solder on the grip wires which seems a bit unusual for such a fancy thing.
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Old 30th September 2019, 12:12 AM   #4
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Ren Ren, I am impressed.
Not often do we have a high maintenance man around here.
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Congrats. I unfortunaqtely missed this auction! Here two fotos of similar Albacete daggers of the end of 18th century with very similar grips. The doghead might be a special order of the former owner.
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Old 30th September 2019, 07:28 AM   #6
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Only I see the resemblance of the head of a greyhound with the emblem of the Trussardi fashion house?


Yes, it seems to be a greyhound!

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Old 30th September 2019, 07:33 AM   #7
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I see an excess of solder on the grip wires which seems a bit unusual for such a fancy thing.


Hello Rick,
The solder is also visible at the down side from the horn grip but only strong visible by close up pictures. I don't think that it is a later repair or alteration.

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Congrats. I unfortunaqtely missed this auction! Here two fotos of similar Albacete daggers of the end of 18th century with very similar grips. The doghead might be a special order of the former owner.
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Thank you for comment! Yes, all on this Type A punal is typical, only the dog head and the missing brass bolsters are untypical. But it never has had this brass bolsters. I think this type of Albacete daggers are from end of the 19th century.

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Old 30th September 2019, 08:18 AM   #9
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Yes, rather typical 19c Spanish hunting knife. The dog pommel is the only atypical thing.

Very nice dagger, and because of the pommel, very original!

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Yes, rather typical 19c Spanish hunting knife. The dog pommel is the only atypical thing.

Very nice dagger, and because of the pommel, very original!



Thank you Marius!
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