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Old 13th February 2018, 11:07 AM   #1
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These were in a box I got from a widow to a friend of mine....
My guess is tourist things and if I am continuing guessing...

1 Thailand or the Philippines
2 Maybe from the north of Thailand
3 Thailand or the Philippines...
4 Made in Thailand and pretend to be something from Japan which of course it is not...

What is your opinions.... The same as mine....
Should appreciate to hear it....

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Old 13th February 2018, 11:21 AM   #2
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Number 1 looks like a daily working knife, from S.E. Asia somewhere... (not for tourists).
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Old 13th February 2018, 02:00 PM   #3
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N4 is indeed a faked Japanese sword, probably made in China.
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Old 13th February 2018, 04:07 PM   #4
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Hi Stefan:

No. 1 is a mainland SEA work knife. Could be Lao/Cambodian/Vietnamese. We see these online quite frequently, often via returning U.S. servicemen, and dating to the 1960's and 1970's. As Colin noted, this is an ethnographic piece used within the culture, not made as a tourist piece.

No. 2 is a decorative, but probably functional, mid-20th C Burmese dha

No. 3 is not Filipino IMO. Could be Thai, but more likely Indonesian.

No. 4 is copied from a Japanese tanto and I agree with Piege that it is most likely Chinese.

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Old 13th February 2018, 04:34 PM   #5
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Hi Stefan,

I am with the others.

No.1.: ethnograhic knife from the mentioned regions, when from Thailand called enep.

No.2.: Burmese, dha knife, could be also from the 40's, made for use or for selling but very traditional, I have a similar worked sword

No.3.: When I am not completely wrong it's Indonesian, army (baton with hidden dagger)

No.4.: Yes, Chinese fake
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Old 13th February 2018, 07:05 PM   #6
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Thank you so very much guys for your answers.
I really appreciate it!

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Old 14th February 2018, 01:29 PM   #7
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no. 3 is an army batton from Indonesia indeed. The Dutch market was flooded with these items in te seventies.
no. 4 is a chinese copy of a japanese tanto.
no. 1 and 2 are nice and worth keeping.
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