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Old 5th February 2013, 10:36 PM   #1
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Default Interesting African dagger

Picked this up for about $5 Recently made but exhibits a well made blade at about 6 inches in length.the wooden hilt has a step design that bites the hand during a thrust. It arrived today I cleaned the blade and smoothed down the hilt and gave it a coat of wax. Will post new pics tomorrow.

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Old 6th February 2013, 02:38 PM   #2
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Nice design for the handle, original, never see something like this before.
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Old 6th February 2013, 05:56 PM   #3
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Old 6th February 2013, 07:24 PM   #4
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Interesting dagger and good to have a such well resarched and believable orign from the dagger.
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Old 6th February 2013, 08:52 PM   #5
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Sometimes the honest description of the place (and date) of collection of specific weapon adds to this hobby another dimension....
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Old 7th February 2013, 10:47 PM   #6
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The blade seems to have a style similar to many blades around the Victoria lake. It could be older than the handle and I would suggest that it has been recycled for this new knife. The handle seems made of palm tree but I wait for a confirmation. Nice new or almost new knife. I would be curious to know if it is a typical Karamojong knife.
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