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Old 14th May 2020, 02:25 PM   #1
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I was picking up this dagger today....
The guy told me that he is not interested, he is a car guy so I got it for free..

Should really appreciate your opinions about it....

Bes,
Stefan
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Old 14th May 2020, 05:29 PM   #2
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Hi
Lucky man, it's a cool dagger.
This one is easy. It's a late Ottoman Kurdish dagger from Iraq.
The little circles in the silver were for turquoise stones.
Look at Marsh Arab jambiya and you will understand what I mean.
But I think you have one already...
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Old 14th May 2020, 08:31 PM   #3
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Hi,
I agree with Kubur. It is a bit of a primitive example though and has some unusual features. The hilt is not rounded, the blade has not central ridge. Looks like village, local work, but it is authentic and well-used - personally, I like them this way. Besides, a Dutch saying says that you should not check the teeth of a given horse (given for free).
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Old 15th May 2020, 08:03 AM   #4
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Thank you Kubur and Motan! I really appreciate your opinions!

I wonder for instance how long it will take before I learn what is a Khanjar and what is a Jambiya... Easier to say dagger....
Well, I learned about old Winchester lever actions and Colt SAA revolvers so I guess, I will learn about this too.... but this is much harder....

With all that said, thank you for being there!

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Old 15th May 2020, 08:05 AM   #5
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Nice Kurdish style dagger of a simple type. Is that a full tang with a riveted slab
grip?
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Old 16th May 2020, 12:00 PM   #6
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Thank you, David R.... Yes, it is a full tang with a riveted slab...

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Old 16th May 2020, 12:23 PM   #7
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... Besides, a Dutch saying says that you should not check the teeth of a given horse (given for free).
English version: Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
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Old 16th May 2020, 01:10 PM   #8
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Thank you, David R.... Yes, it is a full tang with a riveted slab...

Best,
Stefan



An unusual method of construction for this type of dagger. Usually they have a one piece hilt and the blade with a short tang.
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