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Old 18th April 2020, 03:02 PM   #1
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Hello dear members,

I've purchased recently a mini dha, real ivory handle and fine silver work at the scabbard, good blade. It's just 15 cm long inside scabbard, 13,5 cm without with a blade from 7,5 cm.
When it arrives I've realized that it isn't the only very small knife in my collection.
I'll share them here in two pictures, from left to right:

A. A very small french navaja with back lock, opened 17 cm
B. A small Faca de Ponta, 18 cm without scabbard
C. A very small dha knife for a woman or child, 13,5 cm
D. A small badik from Java, opened 18 cm
E. A Korean Eunjangdo, opened 12,3 cm, closed 13 cm
F. A small gunong, worked for those who travel but early and good worked,
16 cm without scabbard
G. A small bichak from the Laz people, side knife of a bigger one?, 18,5 cm
H. A jimat keris, Java, without scabbard 17 cm

Enjoy and I hope to see other little knives!
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Old 18th April 2020, 03:12 PM   #2
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Forget this small German nicker made for a boy, 13,4 cm opened.
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Old 18th April 2020, 04:42 PM   #3
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Here are my miniatures of blades; there are 8 pieces in my collection, all made in scale 1/5 by a Hungarian artist in the 1960s. All of them have leather grips and the sheeth of the prima plana husar sabre has also a leather cover. All miniatures have the absolutely correct form - without a reference sword they are hardly to distinguish from an original item.
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Old 18th April 2020, 04:59 PM   #4
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Old 18th April 2020, 10:59 PM   #5
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Here are my miniatures of blades; there are 8 pieces in my collection, all made in scale 1/5 by a Hungarian artist in the 1960s. All of them have leather grips and the sheeth of the prima plana husar sabre has also a leather cover. All miniatures have the absolutely correct form - without a reference sword they are hardly to distinguish from an original item.


Hello Udo,
I haven't had in mind miniatures (copys) from bigger examples but of course they belong to this thread.
I know that Arjan has worked (or still work?) miniatures from ethnograhic weapons, when I remember correct they have been nice like your examples.
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Old 18th April 2020, 11:02 PM   #6
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Hello Tim,
How long is this mini butterfly?

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Old 19th April 2020, 01:36 AM   #7
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Mini siraui (with a bone "blade") next to a normal sized one.

Enjoy!
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Great topic Detlef,

Here are a couple of miniature Kukris from my collection. They are both 14cm long with 9cm blades, 2.8mm spine thickness at the bolster. While they may well have been made for the tourist market they are sharp and very well made with well forged fullers. They could easily serve as matched Kardas for another Kukri from my collection (acquired separately).
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Mini siraui (with a bone "blade") next to a normal sized one.


Hello Leif,
Yes I know this small sized examples from this type of knives. I try to prevent the name siraui since this are different knives, until now we haven't found a name of this knives.

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Here are a couple of miniature Kukris from my collection. They are both 14cm long with 9cm blades, 2.8mm spine thickness at the bolster. While they may well have been made for the tourist market they are sharp and very well made with well forged fullers. They could easily serve as matched Kardas for another Kukri from my collection (acquired separately).


Hi Mate,
Thank you very much for sharing, very nice examples! Do you have a clue for what they are worked? They seem to have a good age and seems to be very well worked.

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Two further miniatures of my collection: The bigger one is scale 1/2 with a total length of 54cm, the small one has a total length of 24cm.
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Old 19th April 2020, 01:49 PM   #12
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Very nice, like special the bigger one!
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Old 19th April 2020, 04:36 PM   #13
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These are my miniatures...
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Old 19th April 2020, 05:24 PM   #14
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A spanish dagger, a canary island knife and a gunong.
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Old 19th April 2020, 06:08 PM   #15
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and here a nice miniature koummya of northern Afrika. Total length is 205mm
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Old 19th April 2020, 06:57 PM   #16
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Very nice! Let's keep them coming up!
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Old 20th April 2020, 12:40 AM   #17
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Default my Turkish miniatures, and Yatagan

Yatagan is my favorite
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Old 20th April 2020, 12:43 AM   #18
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Yat in scabbard
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Old 20th April 2020, 04:32 PM   #19
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Already posted on the forum, my mini balato.
The blade measures 12.6 cm
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Old 21st April 2020, 01:35 PM   #20
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Very nice friends!
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Yes I know this small sized examples from this type of knives. I try to prevent the name siraui since this are different knives, until now we haven't found a name of this knives.


Hello Detlef,

Yes, as I go through the posts on the forum for this type, I see the questions around the name. I will keep this in mind.

Thanks!
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Old 22nd April 2020, 03:39 PM   #22
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Very nice! Let's keep them coming up!


Sajen, Just a comment regarding your miniature Dha. My memory's not what it was, but I had a similar one many years since and was told by the previous owner that it was a 'mead moah' (could be a different spelling) and was kept by a monk to ward off evil spirits. I've not heard the term since then and have no way of knowing if there was any basis for the tale but thought it may be worth passing on.
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Sajen, Just a comment regarding your miniature Dha. My memory's not what it was, but I had a similar one many years since and was told by the previous owner that it was a 'mead moah' (could be a different spelling) and was kept by a monk to ward off evil spirits. I've not heard the term since then and have no way of knowing if there was any basis for the tale but thought it may be worth passing on.


Thank you Mel,

But a mead moah is something different, it's a talisman and blessed with an inscription, see the both examples in my collection. They can be similar small but most are somewhat bigger.

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Sajen, Yes, thanks for the memory jog (or should I say eselsbrücke ) The one I had was more like the first one in your photo, as I said it was a long time since.
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Hi Mel,

I know this problem! And yes, it was a "Eselsbrücke" for you!

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Here is another one from my collection. 12.5cm overall, 6.5cm blade. Well made and VERY sharp. I'm am not sure what this should be called.
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Nice thread.

Would like to see some more matchboxes as well
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Here is another one from my collection. 12.5cm overall, 6.5cm blade. Well made and VERY sharp. I'm am not sure what this should be called.


Very nice Russel! I am a little bit jealous!

And yes, keep them coming up!
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Here is another one from my collection. 12.5cm overall, 6.5cm blade. Well made and VERY sharp. I'm am not sure what this should be called.


Ps. I am not sure if we should call this knife a miniature.
I don't know the name but I have seen them several times in the past and probably have one or two stored somewhere in the attic.
These knifes are never big. I would say between 10 and 15 cms total length is an average size.
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Nice thread.

Would like to see some more matchboxes as well


I had the matchbox specialy for you (betwen 1872 and 1892)

Tow mini Kriss with pamor blade.

The first overlength : 15,4 cm (6,1'' )

The second overlength : 15,2cm (6'')
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