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Old 13th November 2020, 02:59 PM   #1
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Default old ( navaja?) folding knife

Hello all !

Waiting for my sikin panjang,
I wanted to show you this large interesting navaja with green horn
( I hesitate to post it in european armoury...)
the black one is the spanish model I already have.

An old, 19th ? century model ,

It's 55cm long when opened,
I think it's still a good size for use it
( not only for deco as when it comes near 80cm, 1 meter long...)
the blade is really large and impressive, well made ( looks an old bowie blade ! )

Is it a spanish model ?
does anybody know the stamps ?

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Old 13th November 2020, 03:02 PM   #2
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And these pictures more...
Kind regards everybody !
( and eat apples !! )
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Old 13th November 2020, 03:40 PM   #3
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Cool knives, I like the roach-belly one with the brass tail best. It could peel my apples nicely, or any other task I might require of it within its remit.
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Old 13th November 2020, 04:19 PM   #4
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Smile Very Nice!

It looks like the decorative file work was only applied to one side of the spine.
Can we see a shot looking downward at this feature please?
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Old 13th November 2020, 05:34 PM   #5
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Thank you Rick and Kronckew for your message,

Rick, here is the spine,
yes the engravings-deco are only on one side, it make sense when we see the entire back-spine,
nice deco too with the nails making a floral deco on the other side of the hilt.
I think it's pretty old.

For the blade marks, maybe it's JC or JO ??
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Old 13th November 2020, 07:47 PM   #6
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Cool knives, I like the roach-belly one with the brass tail best. .


Roach-belly? Haven't heard that term before, nice to know. I'm trying to recall all the cockroaches I've gotten up close to examine, and fail to see where the comparison lies. Maybe I was distracted by the legs so therefore missed something...
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Old 13th November 2020, 10:32 PM   #7
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I like file work on a blade. Unfortunately I have no antique examples to show. It surely adds a little class to the look of the knife.
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Old 13th November 2020, 11:24 PM   #8
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Roach belly = fish belly. Google is your friend here.... https://www.coldsteel.com/roach-belly-20rbc
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I like file work on a blade. Unfortunately I have no antique examples to show. It surely adds a little class to the look of the knife.



Really Nice !
Recent stuff is hopefully not always synonym of bad stuff !
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Old 14th November 2020, 03:07 PM   #10
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Roach belly = fish belly. Google is your friend here.... https://www.coldsteel.com/roach-belly-20rbc


Exactly.

Digressing for all y'alls edification:

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Better view, of mine. The CS site's photo is rather poor. It is a very good utility knife. The fish is tasty, but Bony. Can weigh up to a kilo (2.2lb.). Bet you never considered eating a Roach before.

p.s.- Asians frequently enjoy eating the insects of the same name.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled topic - after the pictures:
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