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Old 18th October 2021, 09:47 AM   #1
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Default Knife but from when and where

Hello,

I have this small knife (about 20 cm/ 8") that I have no idea where it came from and when it may have been made.

So any help is welcomed!
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Old 18th October 2021, 11:18 AM   #2
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What's the grip made of? looks sort of Mughal/Indian.
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Old 18th October 2021, 11:20 AM   #3
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What's the grip made of? looks sort of Indian.
It is some kind of wood.

The motifs look more Celtic to me.
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Old 18th October 2021, 05:36 PM   #4
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The handle reminds me of the figural dragon carvings on the prow of Viking Longships.
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Old 18th October 2021, 09:43 PM   #5
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But old enough to be Celtic? Scottish dirks take their wooden hilt knotwork design from Celt/Viking designs. Could this be a side knife from Scotland?
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After careful examination of the hilt I became somehow suspicious about the wood it was made of. So I decided to do a little filing.

To my surprise, It came out to be some kind of resin (like bakelite). So obviously the knife is a recent fake and I decided to have it destroyed.
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Old 19th October 2021, 01:58 AM   #7
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Opps! So sorry for that. I think it's happened to all of us before...
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Rsword calls this "the price for education".
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Old 21st October 2021, 11:22 PM   #9
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So obviously the knife is a recent fake and I decided to have it destroyed.
To be a "fake" it would have to be pretending to be something it wasn't. Since no one knows what that could have been it is what it is (or rather was). I think you may have destroyed a fine letter opener.
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