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Old 26th March 2021, 11:13 AM   #1
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Hi All,

unusual ones here, 12 inch blades and 4 inch handle, sharp on inside of curve

Over cleaned to be certain but cheap, I will not have in my hand for a while but has anyone any idea of what they are?

I am hoping indian but the price will pay for the education anyway.

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Ken
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Old 26th March 2021, 11:58 AM   #2
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Hi Ken. Being sharpened on the concave edge puts them into the sickle-like category, and therefore common to many parts of the world. These both look like everyday tools from the Indian sub-continent, possibly hansia from Nepal/northern India, although other sources are certainly possible. From their appearance, they seem to be village quality work made for local use. Nice ethnographic pieces.
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Old 26th March 2021, 01:11 PM   #3
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Hi Ian
Thanks for the possible ID, I should have them early next week and will report in.
Seller found them in an old tool chest from a house clearance. Unfortunately he cleaned them but Postage of the 2 items was more than the item cost so I am happy enough
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