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Old 30th September 2019, 03:47 AM   #5
Chris Evans
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Originally Posted by chiefheadknocker
Hi all , this small little knife caught my eye though im unsure of its origin , it was sold as being middle eastern ? the blade has a mark on it , the handle is horn with brass inlay, its is a locking knife and the brass work has very fine decoration which is worn and hardly visable ,only measures 12cm long
It is Spanish, or more precisely from the Rosellon region and dating from around the middle of the 19th century. In the last quarter of the 1800s they tended to fitted with a ring to release the lock, so this one is probably a bit earlier.

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Chris
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