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thinreadline 27th June 2021 11:13 PM

ID on this dagger
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Although I know that the dagger on the left is a Sudanese arm dagger , I have no idea about the dagger on the right or the curious markings .

Battara 28th June 2021 01:23 AM

On the piece on the right, the hilt looks Moro. But the blade is something else.

Rafngard 28th June 2021 05:44 AM

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Hello all,

I actually have a similar blade (see pics attached)

A friend and I have a theory about it.

We suspect that some how a (possibly worn) Luzon blade, from something like a Luzon bowie knife, was remounted in a Moro context.

For mine at least, it "feels" like a gunong in the hand.
I suspect this is intention.


thinreadline 28th June 2021 11:10 PM

thanks everyone for your help , much appreciated.

Tim Simmons 29th June 2021 03:58 PM

The blade looks like one of those North African knives from Morocco and about I believe called Bou Saadi or Boo Sado:D

Kubur 29th June 2021 04:27 PM

Let's agree to disagree.
Bou Saadi's blades are not like that (plus Bou Saadi are Algerians)
For me, it's more an Afghan or Indian karud type blade.
The Roman numbers at the forte are intriguing.
I like Leif's idea gunong moro hilt with foreign blade.
Clearly the blade and the hilt are a marriage.

Tim Simmons 29th June 2021 07:24 PM

Two marriages is bigamy.

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