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Sajen 12th July 2021 09:35 PM

Need help to identify a little knife, Greek, Black Sea, Bulgarian?
 
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I've won this little knife in a lot, my main interest was for an other knife, but after a little bit of TLC it's a small beauty, very well made, cow or goat horn scales, fine copper bolster and a very well worked blade.
I am not able to pinpoint the exact origin. Greek, Black Sea, Bulgarian, Balkan? I don't think I have seen a similar knife before. :shrug:
It's 21,5 cm overall, blade 12 cm, blade is 3,5 mm thick short after handle scales, weight: 63 gram. Last picture shows it together with a Faca de Ponta and a Canary Island knife from the same auction for size comparison.
Is someone able to tell me more about this knife? All comments are very welcome.

TVV 13th July 2021 12:31 AM

I do not know what this knife is, but it is not Bulgarian.

Teodor

G. Mansfield 13th July 2021 02:34 AM

Sajen, my humble guess of its origin would be the area near Northeast Turkey. The bifurcated horn pommel and blade decoration reminds me of the laz bichaq swords (Black Sea Yataghan). Interesting little knife though!

-Geoff

eftihis 13th July 2021 07:25 AM

Not Greek in my opinion.

Sajen 14th July 2021 06:21 PM

Hello Teodor, Geoff and Eftihis,

Thank you very much for comment! :)

So it's most probably not Bulgarian or Greece but could be from the Black Sea area which was my first guess also! ;)
My hope is that Sfenoid chime in and confirm it. ;)

Thank you again and best regards,
Detlef

Hombre 14th July 2021 07:52 PM

Really like the Faca de Ponta! Nice catch!:)

Sajen 14th July 2021 11:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Hombre (Post 264403)
Really like the Faca de Ponta! Nice catch!:)

Thank you Stefan! :) I will show it by time with some other 19th century Faca de Ponta. ;)

Regards,
Detlef

Sajen 17th July 2021 01:49 PM

Really no one able to identify the origin of this knife??

Sajen 30th December 2021 10:48 AM

Bump! ;)

kronckew 30th December 2021 12:35 PM

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Reminds me of the Roach belly trade knives popular in the18c N. Americas. It is naturally, not from there - i'd go along with Turkish asia minor. Nice knife. (In this context, the 'Roach' is a rounded belly fish, not the insect.)

Sajen 30th December 2021 01:27 PM

Thank you Wayne! I think that the Trapper knife will be bigger!?

I guess that my one is from the Black Sea area but it's just my guess.:shrug:

Regards,
Detlef

kronckew 30th December 2021 03:01 PM

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Mine has an 11.5 cm. blade :D

mariusgmioc 30th December 2021 03:03 PM

Like Geoff suggested, clearly a knife version of a Laz bichaq.

The overall shape of the blade, the engravings on the blade and the bifurcated horn hilt are all consistent with the attribution to the Laz people.

Sajen 30th December 2021 09:52 PM

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Originally Posted by kronckew (Post 268711)
Mine has an 11.5 cm. blade :D

Uuups! :D

Sajen 30th December 2021 09:55 PM

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Originally Posted by mariusgmioc (Post 268712)
Like Geoff suggested, clearly a knife version of a Laz bichaq.

The overall shape of the blade, the engravings on the blade and the bifurcated horn hilt are all consistent with the attribution to the Laz people.

Thank you Marius! :) I was unsure but your clear statement convinced me. ;)

Regards,
Detlef


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