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Old 17th May 2020, 01:47 PM   #1
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I recently got a nice old dagger and next to a few question (does the scabbard belong to the knife and is it from the Balkans) and a couple of doubts, I did like it so I acquired it.

My biggest challenge is the quillon, which is just like a spinning wheel; completely loose.

What would your advise in general be ? DIY or noy...?
Looking very much forward to your input, thnx a lot!
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Old 17th May 2020, 02:02 PM   #2
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some slightly better pics and the dimensions are:

blade 25,5 cm
handle: 12,7 cm
copper wireconnection: 2 cm
scabbard: 25 cm
total lenght: 38,5 cm
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Old 17th May 2020, 02:09 PM   #3
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Thread better placed in the Ethno forum; let us move it .
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Old 17th May 2020, 03:27 PM   #4
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Hi
You will have all what you need in these two pages...

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...=tunisian+knife
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Old 17th May 2020, 04:32 PM   #5
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Hello,

For me it comes from north africa,
Tunisian or algerian flyssa-genoui dagger
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Old 17th May 2020, 05:37 PM   #6
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thank you very much, looks indeed like a North African / Magrebian knife.
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Old 17th May 2020, 08:46 PM   #7
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Hi gp and welcome to the Forum.
I agree with others that your knife/dagger is likely North African.
Two things......The wood wafers need to be placed back inside the scabbard so that the blade fits properly.
Re the quillon.....It looks from your pics as if the blade has slipped out of the handle and lets the quillon spin. Try tapping GENTLY the top of the handle with the quillon correctly placed, and blade tip against a block of wood to see if it will fit tighter..
Very nice knife by the way.....
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Hi,
Kubur has already solved the mystery - Tunisian it is.
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Hi,
Kubur has already solved the mystery - Tunisian it is.

Toda raba !( thnx a lot )
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Hi gp and welcome to the Forum.
I agree with others that your knife/dagger is likely North African.
Two things......The wood wafers need to be placed back inside the scabbard so that the blade fits properly.
Re the quillon.....It looks from your pics as if the blade has slipped out of the handle and lets the quillon spin. Try tapping GENTLY the top of the handle with the quillon correctly placed, and blade tip against a block of wood to see if it will fit tighter..
Very nice knife by the way.....
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thnx a lot Stu ..or you being a kiwi : ehara koe i a ia....kikiki kakaka
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thnx a lot Stu ..or you being a kiwi : ehara koe i a ia....kikiki kakaka

Hi GP,
Kiwi yes, but not a speaker of Te Reo. Did you have any luck tapping the tang back?
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Kiwi yes, but not a speaker of Te Reo. Did you have any luck tapping the tang back?
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OK, so no Haka (yet)


on tapping it, I tried but no movement at all. All very firm. So it looks it is not a slipping issue
It looks more that the copper wire wrap moved up. When I gently push it down, the quillon remains in place and stuck as it ought to be.
Question now rises is how to maintain this postion of both parts ( quillon and copper wire).
What to do to refrain the copper wire from moving up again?

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OK, so no Haka (yet)


on tapping it, I tried but no movement at all. All very firm. So it looks it is not a slipping issue
It looks more that the copper wire wrap moved up. When I gently push it down, the quillon remains in place and stuck as it ought to be.
Question now rises is how to maintain this postion of both parts ( quillon and copper wire).
What to do to refrain the copper wire from moving up again?

A couple of drops of super glue should do it....
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Old 20th May 2020, 12:24 AM   #14
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You could use a copper washer of correct diameter and cut a slot in it so it slides over the tang. It may fill the gap and be friction tight. Slide the wire over it and use glue as mentioned.
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Old 20th May 2020, 02:58 PM   #15
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Thnx a lot gents ! Most highly appreciated
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