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Old 8th September 2019, 03:57 PM   #1
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Default North African dagger for identification

Hello members,

I've recently purchased a North African dagger, it remember slightly to the Algerian bou saadi or khodmi daggers but there are also differences. Could it be a Moroccan genoui? But the ones I've seen look also different. So what it is?
It's 11,75" long with a 6,5" blade.

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Old 8th September 2019, 04:49 PM   #2
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For me is an algerian Bou Saadi. The genoui blades are longer and have a more symmetrical shape.
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Old 8th September 2019, 05:02 PM   #3
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I agree its from Algeria but not Bou saidi but from Iflissen, a Kabyle tribe.
Please look at the tribal designs on your blade they are very close to the flyssa swords. They also have simple blond horn grips.
Overall your knife is from the so-called Bousaidi style and definitively Algerian.
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Very khodmi-ish, tho the blade shape is less utility than Vendetta stylus style. Some Iflyssan saw a Corsican knife on line and made one in Bou-saadi.
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Hello SÚverin,

Thank you for comment! My first thought as well but the blade look somewhat different and the usual seen wire winding at the joint from handle and blade isn't present at this piece. Please compare with two khodmi from my collection.
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Old 8th September 2019, 05:08 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kubur
I agree its from Algeria but not Bou saidi but from Iflissen, a Kabyle tribe.
Please look at the tribal designs on your blade they are very close to the flyssa swords. They also have simple blond horn grips.
Overall your knife is from the so-called Bousaidi style and definitively Algerian.


Thank you very much Kubur! Do you have an age guess?

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Very khodmi-ish, tho the blade shape is less utility than Vendetta stylus style. Some Iflyssan saw a Corsican knife on line and made one in Bou-saadi.


I've had very similar thoughts!

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Genoui is just a koummya with a straight blade.
Yours is a Khodmi.
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Old 8th September 2019, 07:43 PM   #9
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Genoui is just a koummya with a straight blade.
Yours is a Khodmi.


Thank you Ariel!

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