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Old 3rd May 2010, 07:48 AM   #1
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Default Mexican? spanish? or maybe Philippine bowie?

This is my last adquisition, this bowie I just win in Ebay. In not sure where is his origin. The description is "12-1/2" overall, about 7-1/2 cutting edge, weighs 6 ozs, The blade's magnetic but the other parts are not (possibly silver?).

The larger part of the handle looks like walnut wood and the smaller like an opaque plastic - with the natural-looking flaws in both parts I'd not be surprised if they were bone though... "
In the blade has engraved "SOY TU DEFENZA" and this, more or less is spanish and mean "Im your defense"
I have 2 knives very similar like this from Philippines.
Someone coud help me?
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Old 3rd May 2010, 12:44 PM   #2
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my initial reaction was filipino, but the engraving of the jaguar, etc. looks mexican.

found these mexican bowies on this site: Linky that look very similar, turned grips, etc
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Old 3rd May 2010, 03:27 PM   #3
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This is Mexican and not Filipino. The handle can be confusing and I can understand.
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Old 3rd May 2010, 05:56 PM   #4
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Thanks for the information!! and the age of the knife?
thanks again
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The engravings look cool. I like it. Nice grab!
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