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Old 13th September 2017, 07:39 PM   #1
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Default Brass handled knife, looking for identification

Hi
I have been offered the attached knife
Only have pictures at moment
Overall length is 17 inches, sharp blade
Seller reckons it is for opening letters, which I do not agree with
Can anyone inform as to country of origin or any further information
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Old 13th September 2017, 07:56 PM   #2
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It look like some sort of a "Touareg" dagger to my eyes, others with more knowledge will be able to pin point the exact origin.

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Old 13th September 2017, 08:22 PM   #3
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Tuareg from Agadez
where is the scabbard?
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Old 13th September 2017, 08:30 PM   #4
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It is a telek, but I do not think it is tuareg, strictly speaking. Based on previous forum discussions, this looks like it was made in Bida in what is nowadays Nigeria - I am attaching a similar one I have as an example. A search for Bida should produce additional results. A pity that the scabbard is gone, but the blade looks in great shape well made.

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Old 14th September 2017, 07:34 AM   #5
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Hi All

Thanks for information
It falls outside my collecting area though so I will let it go.


cheers
Ken

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Old 14th September 2017, 08:05 AM   #6
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Not at this place, post it at the swap forum.
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Old 14th September 2017, 09:03 AM   #7
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OK
I will edit my post accordingly
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