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Old 11th February 2007, 10:08 PM   #1
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Default An African piece ... i think

A 19 cms. blade.
The ricasso adorned in brass, and also the guard, if i can call it so.
Also in brass is the pommel "complex".
The inserts in the wooden handle are white, maybe silver, or not.
Any coments on this piece, age and origin ?
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Old 11th February 2007, 10:46 PM   #2
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Hello Fernando,
This dagger shows a lot of Spanish influence to me. The brass coating at the forte, and the triangular lines in particular are seen everywhere Spain had a presence, from South-America to the Philippines. I like this one...could it have had a guard riveted where the holes are?

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Old 11th February 2007, 10:49 PM   #3
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It reminds me of something Taureg
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Old 12th February 2007, 01:44 PM   #4
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Certainly has Taureg / North African characteristics......the blade seems older..looks likely this is re-hilted.
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Old 12th February 2007, 03:53 PM   #5
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From Spring's "African Arms and Armors".
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Old 12th February 2007, 04:05 PM   #6
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Well spotted Flavio..... Southern Morrocan certainly looks to be the nearest

A very nice find Fernando, ....I still think it has been re-hilted (by the photgraphs) .... Congrats ...I like it
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Old 12th February 2007, 09:14 PM   #7
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Thanks everybody.
Thanks Flavio, good shot. Morocco is just overthere from here, quite a probable situation ... i will follow the Reguibat track. Quite interesting.
Thanks for your coments David ... maybe not rehilted, to my view ... i see no signs of it ... but what do i know ?
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Old 12th February 2007, 09:53 PM   #8
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What do you think about this one?

Sorry will be sent when auction ends.

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Old 12th February 2007, 10:06 PM   #9
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Flavio, well done and 'spot on'!!!!!
Thanks for posting the reference!
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