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Old 23rd September 2018, 08:14 PM   #1
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Default Interesting 19” knife, gold inlay, ID?

Friend says this is a GI bringback from Europe after WWII. Length 19”. What can you tell us about it?
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Old 23rd September 2018, 08:44 PM   #2
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More Pix, site wouldn’t take this one so had to put elsewhere and link.


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Old 29th September 2018, 01:40 AM   #3
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In my admittedly limited opinion, the hilt triggered a synapse in my brain to fire, and the word "Deccan" came to mind. The blades of most Deccan knives are curved. Your straight blade seems to have Persian influence. To me, it is a beautiful piece.

Oh...and it is certainly not European (even though it may have been picked up there)

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Old 29th September 2018, 06:14 AM   #4
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This is an item made for tourists in India in the early 20th century.
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Old 29th September 2018, 01:16 PM   #5
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...Oh...and it is certainly not European (even though it may have been picked up there)

Yes, you are right. Let's move it, then.
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Old 6th October 2018, 01:05 AM   #6
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Tx, I’ll give owner a link to here.
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