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Old 20th September 2023, 08:42 PM   #1
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Default Italian (Ligurian?) Dagger Redux

Fate has brought me to a new breadcrumb trail. A recent (sic) thread is here
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=23526

which in turn leads to another expansive look. Kicking around fleabay, I came across a piece for adoption. I figure it might be earlier than the 19th century but also maybe mid-late 19th century. A plain Jane.

Thoughts on dating appreciated. It surfaced in south eastern Tennesee on the 'ol Miss/Oxford border towns.

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Old 21st September 2023, 07:27 AM   #2
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I'd lean more towards a hunting dagger from Calabria. Everything I've seen that is stamped at the ricasso lends itself to southern Italy. Some of the Calabrian daggers look very similar to the Genovese style in Liguria.

I know in the thread you referenced the daggers with the Roosters and other animals etched at the ricasso are thought to be Ligurian - but my research tells me they are Calabrian.

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Super. Thanks a lot.
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Did short search and found this one on eBay that is somewhat similar to the one you posted.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/18554844953...0AAOSw~0hjA-Nv
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Did short search and found this one on eBay that is somewhat similar to the one you posted.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/18554844953...0AAOSw~0hjA-Nv
Thanks, selling out of Argentina.

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In peeling the layer of wax/varnish off, gilt on the ricasso in circles around the circles. I'm more inclined to think 18th century now.

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