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Nicholas A




Location: texas
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PostPosted: Fri 22 Jul, 2011 11:53 am    Post subject: Argentine Dagger - Animal Parts         Reply with quote

So, after posting a toasting fork in here I decided to show yall a weapon I do actually know about and take a lot of pride in owning.
From the handle down. here are the animals involved.

bulls horn
brocket deer antler
dolphins tooth
tortoise shell
armadillo armour and claw
starfish
rare seed
serpent spine
pumas claw

This dagger was pieced together by an adventurer i met in buneos aires argentina. He collected the pieces from a tribe he stayed with in a region of the patagonia named tierra del fuego. These hunters were happy to trade spare parts of their kills with this man.
He fashioned the blade from pieces of railroad.
This is my favorite weapon in my collection.



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Tim Lison




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PostPosted: Fri 22 Jul, 2011 4:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow. You have the whole zoo in that one.
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Sam Barris




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PostPosted: Fri 22 Jul, 2011 5:10 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Certainly unique. The platypus of knives. Happy
Pax,
Sam Barris

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Gene W




Location: The South Of England
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jul, 2011 12:55 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Nicholas,

As has been said this is certainly an interesting and unique item.
Make sure that you keep a written record of it's history with it, so that the information is never lost.
Re-using scavenged railway spikes to make blades is a great tradition!

Best
Gene
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Shahril Dzulkifli




Location: Malaysia
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PostPosted: Wed 03 Aug, 2011 5:59 pm    Post subject: Argentine Dagger - Animal Parts         Reply with quote

That's usual to use bull's horns and deer antlers to create dagger handles and sheaths. But to me that sounds unusual to use dolphin's tooth, serpent spine, starfish etc. to create those.
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