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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2021, 01:57 PM
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Posted By Iain
Nice to see another similar knife. With yours the...

Nice to see another similar knife. With yours the blade does seem quite old and is of a form I've seen on other working knives from the region, which makes sense with the smaller size.

To be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2021, 09:41 AM
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Posted By Iain
I wouldn't have a problem to tentatively place it...

I wouldn't have a problem to tentatively place it to the 18th century given the form and wear. Regarding the region, I think its a fairly safe bet to say somewhere in the general vicinity of Lampang...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2021, 05:33 PM
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Posted By Iain
Hi Ian, always a tricky question! The blade...

Hi Ian, always a tricky question! The blade condition of course is partly a factor of a lack of proper storage and humidity but I do think it should be 19th century at a minimum, the brass handle at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2021, 07:19 AM
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Posted By Iain
Hi RenRen, the handle is of a type usually...

Hi RenRen, the handle is of a type usually associated with Vientiane and the surrounding region.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2021, 03:41 PM
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Posted By Iain
Small dha (southern Laos)

Perhaps more of a large fighting knife at 54cm overall, despite the condition of the blade I quite like this one. Workmanlike with good steel and a pleasing curve to the blade. I've always like this...
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