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Old 2nd November 2020, 02:42 PM   #1
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Default My first sudanese silver armdagger for comment

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Got my first armdagger from Sudan. Well made knife and scabbard, some loss of the silver on the ebony handle but in a overall good condition. Quality blade, central rib and sharp edges. Not much wear on handle and scabbard. As for age i got no idea, found simular examples on older threads dated late 19 to early 20 c.
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Old 2nd November 2020, 07:16 PM   #2
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Hi Marc,
apparently, I have the cousin of your arm knife ....but yours is more beautiful, I admit.
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Old 3rd November 2020, 10:27 AM   #3
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Very good quality example from around 1950-1980 ... I would guess.

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Old 3rd November 2020, 04:48 PM   #4
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Hi Marc,
apparently, I have the cousin of your arm knife ....but yours is more beautiful, I admit.
Hi Duccio
thanks for the reaction and showing your arm dagger, a verry nice example, especially the ivory on the grip. Looks indeed a nice family.
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Old 3rd November 2020, 04:52 PM   #5
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Very good quality example from around 1950-1980 ... Iwould guess.
Hi Marius
Bedankt voor uw reaktie en de ouderdom bepaling.
Thanks for the info on age.
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Old 4th November 2020, 05:18 PM   #6
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Great looking dagger. Previous thread from 2004-05 shows similar handle design motifs. See on attached thread link Post #15 for a date of 1899 and Post #20 for a made in Omdurman notation.
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=111

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Old 4th November 2020, 10:46 PM   #7
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Hiya Marc, a really nice example of the type. The best of these match anything made elsewhere for quality, in my opinion..... You have one of the best.
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Hi Ed and David
Thanks for the reaction and evaluation.
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Old 10th November 2020, 07:14 PM   #9
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Hi Marc and Duccio, both arm dagger examples are from around mid-20th century or shortly after, but are good examples for that approximate date. The quality dramatically decreased after this time period. Here are two from my collection. The larger is dated and marked 1328 (1900/1901) "Omdurman" and on reverse "Al Kartoum." The smaller dagger is likely around the same time period as well.

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Old 12th November 2020, 06:41 PM   #10
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Hi Geof
Thanks for your reaction and posting your verry fine daggers.
Do you consider the 1900/1901 omdurman date a manufacturing date or a memorial date?
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