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Old 10th February 2014, 05:57 PM   #1
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Default Rub Al Khali knife

The seller said he bartered some Bedouins in the Saudi Arabian desert for this knife. There aren't any markings or decorations on the knife and the blade looks very roughly made. Does this kind of knife have a name?
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Old 10th February 2014, 10:21 PM   #2
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KITCHEN KNIFE ABOUT THE SIZE AND SHAPE REFERRED TO AS A PAREING KNIFE HERE.
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Old 11th February 2014, 12:07 AM   #3
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It's quite a bit bigger than any paring knife I own, but I do agree it looks an awful lot like a kitchen knife. I think I read somewhere that the Bedouin used to repurpose old English kitchen knives as belt/utility knives, maybe this influenced the local style? Or maybe it's just an old kitchen knife they traded to a gullable westerner. The blade looks hand forged so at the very least it didn't come out of a factory.
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Old 11th February 2014, 12:56 AM   #4
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THERE IS AN OLD FORUM POST KITCHEN KNIVES OF THE WORLD AND THERE SEEMS TO BE QUITE A VARIETY. THE SIZE AND SHAPE SERVES MANY PURPOSES AND IS RELATIVY INEXPENSIVE SO THE TYPE WOULD BE IN COMMON USE MOST EVERYWHERE WHERE SUCH KNIVES CAN BE MADE OR TRADED FOR.
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