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Old 20th April 2018, 05:51 PM   #1
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So i decided again to go out of my jurisdiction and gathered another Ethno piece.
This time a bichwa with a double blade, hopefully from the 19th. century.
The hilt velvet lining is in a rather fragile condition. I have asked my sister to give it a repair and the result was better than i expected.
The scabbard is also rather tired; i polished it with shoe wax to darken the failures and, when i brushed it, part of the thin leather top came off; so much for my restoration skills . Tomorrow i will go the silver smith and ask him to make two 'chapes' in brass, to hide the missing wood.

Anyone care to comment on this dagger, namely how far it is from the real thing and its possible age ?

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Old 21st April 2018, 04:42 AM   #2
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My first thought is that this is from south India.

Very nice example and complete!
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Old 21st April 2018, 08:17 AM   #3
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Nice piece Fernando! Methinks you will soon need a bigger home...
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Old 21st April 2018, 11:11 AM   #4
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Hi Fernando:

A very nice example of a rare knife in its even rarer double-bladed form. Nice to have the velvet padding for the grip and the double scabbard, even in its somewhat damaged form.

Looks 19th C to me too.

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Old 21st April 2018, 01:02 PM   #5
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Thank you all for your comments, Gentlemen.
Yes, i have to squeeze a bit the other pieces in the room/s, to provide a place for this one .
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Old 21st April 2018, 02:18 PM   #6
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Congratulations Fernando,
It is a nice and rare Bichwa type, and even with two blades.
Ian said it all, but I would like to add - very nice and clear pictures:-).
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Old 21st April 2018, 02:20 PM   #7
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Thank you so much for your words, Jens !
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I see that I did not commend on the velvet. This really is rare to find, and the scabbard is as it is, but it is there.
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Excelent comment, Jens.
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Old 23rd April 2018, 02:15 PM   #10
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No more ugly parts .


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Old 24th April 2018, 04:40 AM   #11
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[QUOTE=fernando]No more ugly parts .

Nice job! Allmost regretting..
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