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Old 28th September 2017, 12:03 AM   #1
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anyone go any ideas as to what this is..... belongs to an acquaintance
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Old 28th September 2017, 12:14 AM   #2
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Looks African to me. Can you please post full length pics of the scabbard?
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Old 28th September 2017, 12:51 AM   #3
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Looks African to me. Can you please post full length pics of the scabbard?
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Old 28th September 2017, 01:39 AM   #4
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The blade also looks like it was made from an old file.
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Old 28th September 2017, 02:04 AM   #5
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I was hoping to see some leather tassels but it is quite possible with the different colour to the leather that they have gone over time.
My thought is that this is from the Sahel, possibly Mali or nearby.
Hopefully someone with better knowledge of African daggers can better place the origin.
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Old 28th September 2017, 11:20 AM   #6
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Tough to say, the hilt is usually a large part of IDing a region for daggers. So that makes it quite a bit harder! I agree it looks like it was made from a file.
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