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Old 21st August 2019, 02:38 PM   #1
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I wonder if anyone recognises this folding knife which I would like to identify . Blade length around 6 inches. I am not sure whether I am in the correct section to show this knife ... as it is possibly ethnographic rather than European.
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I've seen a lot of similar folding bowie knives. The tail piece that guards the blade tip swings up to lock the blade in place. Definitely British/Indian or American designs ...

here's a couple Joseph Rogers, sheffield no. 6 ones I found with a quick google. and an Indian copy (with the brass tail/blade guard piece) looks more like yours...I like the solid crossguard as opposed to the swinging UK one.
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I've seen a lot of similar folding bowie knives. The tail piece that guards the blade tip swings up to lock the blade in place. Definitely British/Indian or American designs ...

here's a couple Joseph Rogers, sheffield no. 6 ones I found with a quick google. and an Indian copy (with the brass tail/blade guard piece) looks more like yours...I like the solid crossguard as opposed to the swinging UK one.


thanks for that , yes you seem to have nailed it ... an Indian copy of the Rogers folder . Can you tell tell me the source of your images and the approx age of the Indian copy ?

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You're welcome. Almost bought one a good while back, but it didn't lock up tightly, bit wobbly. I think more from age & misuse tho. cool tho. Nice & unusual.
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You're welcome. Almost bought one a good while back, but it didn't lock up tightly, bit wobbly. I think more from age & misuse tho. cool tho. Nice & unusual.



Do you know what date these Indian ones are ?
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