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Old 20th June 2018, 03:55 PM   #1
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Default Eastern knives for identification please.

I know that one of these is a Shona dagger and another is possibly a Chinese currency sword. Iím not sure what the others are. Moroccan? Jambiyas? Any information would be greatly apriciated.

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Old 20th June 2018, 08:28 PM   #2
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Hi Tom,
From the top....
The scabbard and handle are from a Moroccan Koummyya dagger.
Some sort of African knife.
Moroccan Koummyya dagger.
Algerian (so called) Wedding Nimcha.
The whip is likely a Camel Whip.Could be North African or from anywhere where camels are used.
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Old 20th June 2018, 09:04 PM   #3
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They have camels in China...
But this has nothing to do with camels and whip...
It's a Chinese sword made of coins...
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They have camels in China...
But this has nothing to do with camels and whip...
It's a Chinese sword made of coins...

Yep you are right. On a closer look (magnified) it is NOT a whip but a coin sword.
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Old 21st June 2018, 12:09 AM   #5
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Hi All,

I believe the African knife is a bakatwa of the Shona people. See Spring's African Arms and Armor pg 134.

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Old 21st June 2018, 06:35 AM   #6
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Hello Tom,

I agree with the others.


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I know that one of these is a Shona dagger

Planning to update your avatar?

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Old 21st June 2018, 11:56 AM   #7
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Thank you for all your knowledge.
I will update it soon.
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