Ethnographic Arms & Armour
 

Go Back   Ethnographic Arms & Armour > Discussion Forums > Ethnographic Weapons
User Name
Password
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10th July 2017, 04:36 AM   #1
Spaffo
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 26
Default Small Turkish? Knife, Tourist Item?

Just bought this small knife and was wondering if it is a tourist item. Haven't done anything to it yet. Tag said it was Turkish. Outside my expertise.
Attached Images
   
Spaffo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th July 2017, 06:17 AM   #2
Robert
EAAF Staff
 
Robert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Centerville, Kansas
Posts: 2,049
Default

Spaffo, When posting photos of an item for identification purposes please be sure that at least one shows the complete piece out of the scabbard. Having one of each side would be even better. Listing the measurements or having something in the photo for size comparison would also be of help. It will be all but impossible for you to receive the information you are asking for from just the photos that you have shown so far.

Best,
Robert
Robert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th July 2017, 04:09 AM   #3
Spaffo
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 26
Default

Sorry. Some of the pictures didn't uploads and I was asleep at the switch. I'll try again.
Attached Images
     
Spaffo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th July 2017, 08:11 PM   #4
motan
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Jerusalem
Posts: 130
Default

Hello,
I don't understand why nobody has reacted to this post yet, because I think this is an interesting and beautiful dagger. It is really not my area but I think that this one is not too difficult. The ornaments clearly say SAHARA.
So this is not a tourist piece and not Ottoman either, but a Tuareg or related Berber tribe from north-west Africa. I looked up some similar items in order to convince you. They come in thousand variations, mostly with straight blade, but the wire ornaments on the hilt is strange and beautiful.. Age? Late 19th/early 20th c., but this is only a guess.
Attached Images
  
motan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th July 2017, 09:06 PM   #5
Sajen
Member
 
Sajen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Germany, Dortmund
Posts: 5,941
Default

I think it's Moorish, Mauretania Tuareg, see here: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...ghlight=moorish

Regards,
Detlef
Attached Images
 
Sajen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th July 2017, 05:47 AM   #6
Spaffo
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 26
Default

Thanks for the expertise. The level of knowledge in this forum in amazing! I'm glad you identified it for me. I paid $60.00 for it in an antique mall in Gardnerville, Nevada.
I'm going to try to clean it up a little bit and re-photograph it.
Spaffo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th July 2017, 10:25 PM   #7
Sajen
Member
 
Sajen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Germany, Dortmund
Posts: 5,941
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spaffo
I paid $60.00 for it in an antique mall in Gardnerville, Nevada.


Hi Spaffo, we don't discuss prices open here at the forum! Read for this the forum rules. But it seems that you have done a good business!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spaffo
I'm going to try to clean it up a little bit and re-photograph it.


Please post pictures when you have done it!

Regards,
Detlef
Sajen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th July 2017, 03:59 AM   #8
Spaffo
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 26
Default

Sorry about that. I will post when I've cleaned it up.
Spaffo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th July 2017, 02:22 AM   #9
Spaffo
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 26
Default

I cleaned it today. I didn't realize it had any brass parts. The knife is approximately 11" long with a 6.5" blade. Is this a child's or woman's knife?
I've learned so much in the short time I've been reading these forums. Thanks again.
Attached Images
    
Spaffo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th July 2017, 03:34 AM   #10
Terry K
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 76
Default

That's a beautiful knife!
Terry K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th July 2017, 08:44 AM   #11
motan
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Jerusalem
Posts: 130
Default

Hi Spaffo,
Yes, a great piece, very beautiful, uncommon and old.
motan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th July 2017, 06:35 PM   #12
Sajen
Member
 
Sajen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Germany, Dortmund
Posts: 5,941
Default

Yes, a very nice dagger and I think somewhat rare, very nicely done!
Sajen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT. The time now is 11:52 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Posts are regarded as being copyrighted by their authors and the act of posting material is deemed to be a granting of an irrevocable nonexclusive license for display here.