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Old 1st July 2015, 11:46 AM   #1
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Default Help needed with the ID of this unusual small knife

Still dragging oddities out of my 'heap' and came across this odd lirrle crude knife . Any suggestions as to what it might be. I would have dismissed it as crude utility piece but for the odd 'pommel' with the hole through c/w with tiny projecting metal spike . Overall length 7.5 inches , blade length 3.5 inches. The scabbard is a cut down but typical British sheath knife scabbard , but this may more of a recent marriage.
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Old 1st July 2015, 03:03 PM   #2
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The way the handle sinks into the scabbard, presuming the scabbard was cut to accept the knife in that style. May be a pointer.
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Old 1st July 2015, 04:51 PM   #3
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Not that I think is likely related, but the style of construction reminds me of a type of medieval Irish longsword, as discussed in the link below. The little spike in the open ring pommel looks like it could be the tip of the tang.

http://www.myarmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=5494

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Not that I think is likely related, but the style of construction reminds me of a type of medieval Irish longsword, as discussed in the link below. The little spike in the open ring pommel looks like it could be the tip of the tang.

http://www.myarmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=5494

Have fun,
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very interesting .... yes the little 'spike' is the tip of the tang , but why the handle is designed to exhibit it is a mystery to me.
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