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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2024, 04:25 PM
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Posted By Ian
Hi Detlef and Peter, Nice little knives. As...

Hi Detlef and Peter,

Nice little knives. As Detlef noted, Lao and likely mid-20th C.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2024, 09:01 AM
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Posted By Ian
GePi, The Indian blades look well crafted...

GePi,

The Indian blades look well crafted and show a similar locking device to the example of Turkoman.khan. The Turkestan pair are gorgeous knives and perfectly matched. Are any of these blades...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2024, 01:48 AM
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Posted By Ian
Lovely example also TK! Do the two hilts...

Lovely example also TK!

Do the two hilts have a mechanism to lock them together, converting the twin daggers into a single dagger?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2024, 01:24 PM
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Posted By Ian
Thanks JBG. Lovely examples.

Thanks JBG. Lovely examples.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2024, 04:17 PM
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Posted By Ian
Thank you TVV.

Thank you TVV.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2024, 04:09 PM
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Posted By Ian
Kabyl double shaving knives

From quai branley site (https://www.quaibranly.fr/en/explore-collections/base/Work/action/show/notice/27706-deux-rasoirs-et-gaine/page/5/27706-deux-rasoirs-et-gaine).
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2024, 04:58 AM
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Posted By Ian
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2024, 04:55 AM
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Posted By Ian
Items found on Oriental Arms site

OTTOMAN DOUBLE KNIVES

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234908
234907


OTTOMAN TRIPLE KNIVES

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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2024, 04:42 AM
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Posted By Ian
Batak double knives

The only pair of these knives I have seen. Hard to assess age, but they do not appear to be very old.

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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2024, 04:33 AM
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Posted By Ian
Double Tuareg knives

The only such pair of Tuareg knives that I have seen. Would be interested if anyone else has a similar example. This pair seems to have some age, perhaps late 19th C.

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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2024, 04:25 AM
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Posted By Ian
Burmese double knives

These were posted recently here (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=29613), and some discussion can be found in that thread. As far as rarity, there are fewer than 10 known examples of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2024, 04:20 AM
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Posted By Ian
Please show your examples of ethnographic double knives

"Double" or "twin" knives (i.e., a pair of knives of about the same size in a single sheath or scabbard) are found fairly commonly in some cultures. Chinese and Chinese-influenced examples come to...
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