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Yanko Yavorskyy




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PostPosted: Thu 23 Nov, 2017 5:12 am    Post subject: Identifying old-looking dagger or knive         Reply with quote

Hi! New member here, came mostly so that I could get help. Please help me identify this item that belongs to my friend.



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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Thu 23 Nov, 2017 5:30 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looks a bit like a Roman 'Sica' blade----a gladiator's weapon. I can't be sure though. Worried ......McM
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Yanko Yavorskyy




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PostPosted: Thu 23 Nov, 2017 6:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mark Moore wrote:
Looks a bit like a Roman 'Sica' blade----a gladiator's weapon. I can't be sure though. Worried ......McM


I think it's possible Hallstatt culture
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Matthew Amt




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PostPosted: Thu 23 Nov, 2017 3:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It does *look* like a type of Bronze Age knife, and also like later Roman knives, but unfortunately the rust and patina are identical to a whole series of bad fakes that I've seen over the years. It's not a Bronze Age knife because of the iron blade, and I've never seen a handle like that on a Roman knife. Certainly it could be something else legitimate, but I wouldn't get my hopes up too far. Sorry...

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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Thu 23 Nov, 2017 4:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looking again, maybe something African? That continent is well known to have produced some rather odd bladed weapons. WTF?! .....McM
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