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Old 12th July 2021, 09:35 PM   #1
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Default Need help to identify a little knife, Greek, Black Sea, Bulgarian?

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.
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.
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Old 13th July 2021, 12:31 AM   #2
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I do not know what this knife is, but it is not Bulgarian.

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Old 13th July 2021, 02:34 AM   #3
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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!

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Not Greek in my opinion.
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Old 14th July 2021, 06:21 PM   #5
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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,
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Old 14th July 2021, 07:52 PM   #6
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Really like the Faca de Ponta! Nice catch!
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Old 14th July 2021, 11:40 PM   #7
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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.

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Old 17th July 2021, 01:49 PM   #8
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Really no one able to identify the origin of this knife??
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