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Old 4th October 2021, 10:49 PM   #1
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Default another dagger but from where ...?

total lenght is 50 cm and the scabbard is velvet

what looks strange to me is the horse's expression?

totally different from the Kauhava knives I know...

can any one tell me more ?
it's origin, age, etc....

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Old 4th October 2021, 11:18 PM   #2
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Definitely not a Kauhava Puukko
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Old 4th October 2021, 11:51 PM   #3
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It looks Indian to me, in imitation of older horse handle khanjars, though not antique.
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Old 5th October 2021, 02:19 AM   #4
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I would agree with TVV - from India but not an antique
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Old 5th October 2021, 11:06 AM   #5
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Indian or Pakistani, 20th century work, most likely for foreign collector/tourist market.

They are still made these days, usually with low quality pattern welded blades. Just eBay "mughal horse dagger" and you'll see what I mean. Almost all that advertise wootz blades are shameless fakes with pattern welded low quality blades.

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Old 5th October 2021, 07:59 PM   #6
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thnx a lot gents for identifying and clarifying this !
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