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Old 12th April 2014, 08:43 AM   #1
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Default Classic Siraui like described

Just get the information from a german auctionhouse that I have won this claasic siraui like described from Albert in his book on page 126. I have given a moderate bid, there was only shown this picture, I hope the blade is nice but it seems to be an old honest dagger. The scabbard has some missing wood and maybe a missing foot but I think that this can be restored. Soon as I have received it I will post some more pictures.
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Old 10th May 2014, 02:17 PM   #2
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Have received the dagger already some days ago, nice item with a lot of patina and wear to the scabbard. 23,5 cm inside scabbard with a blade from 13 cm, no fullers. Here some more pictures, hopefully to receive some comments!
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Nice catch Detlef, congratulations.
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Old 10th May 2014, 08:53 PM   #4
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Thank you Russel,

they seems to be rare, I've seen only very few in the last years for sale. And by this one the price was correct.

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Nice piece.................................jimmy
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Old 11th May 2014, 12:52 AM   #6
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There is a near identical example in "Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens" by W.O. Oldman, No. 119, Vol. X, entry #36.
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Old 11th May 2014, 08:27 AM   #7
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Thank you Jimmy and Rick!

Rick, I don't have the Oldman catalogue, when you don't mind could you post a picture from this page?

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Hello Detlef,

I agree this is a good, old siraui example.

From the pics it seems that the inner (concave) bevel is the primary edge; this would make this blade a kind of variant since classic siraui blades have their primary edge on the outer curve (convex side).

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Hello Detlef,

I agree this is a good, old siraui example.

From the pics it seems that the inner (concave) bevel is the primary edge; this would make this blade a kind of variant since classic siraui blades have their primary edge on the outer curve (convex side).

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Hello Kai,

thank you! The blade has only one edge at the convex side, chiseled ground side.

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My apologies for taking so long to post the image from the Oldman catalogue. Here you go!
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My apologies for taking so long to post the image from the Oldman catalogue. Here you go!


Thank you very much! Indeed very similar!

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Hello Detlef,

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The blade has only one edge at the convex side, chiseled ground side.

Thanks for the correction - I glossed over the back of the blade partially shown in your scabbard pic. Typical siraui, I agree!

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