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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2024, 12:54 PM
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Posted By Ian
ML, you could be correct. Hard to say. What you...

ML, you could be correct. Hard to say. What you have circled is a small hole in the hilt that is darker than the surrounding area. This looks like a fairly old and much used hilt, and I think it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2024, 02:02 AM
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Posted By Ian
Hi Detlef, I'm inclined to agree, although...

Hi Detlef,

I'm inclined to agree, although rhino or giraffe horn would be exceedingly uncommon on a gile. If it is either of those horns, the value of the knife increases considerably. The cracks...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th February 2024, 09:37 AM
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Posted By Ian
Pertinax, I can say with some confidence that the...

Pertinax, I can say with some confidence that the hilt in your first post is not bone. My guess is wood (or perhaps horn)--the grain/fibrous nature is quite pronounced. Perhaps others more familiar...
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