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Posted: 2/16/2002 9:44:46 AM EDT
Hey, I could use everyone's help in figuring out what this is and who might have made it. It was found behind a wall with two 400 year old Japanese Swords, so I'm assuming its old. It appears to have a mirrorish finish somewhat like chrome, although pitted heavily in places. The bottom hilt seems to be hammer forged as well as the imprecise "spikes" on the handguard. If anyone has a guess, I'll willing to hear it, even if the design points to a certain region, I'd like to hear your thoughts! [img]http://www.geocities.com/balzac72/Dagger1.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.geocities.com/balzac72/Dagger2.jpg[/img] In case the links don't work, here is the address of the better pic: http://www.geocities.com/balzac72/Dagger2.jpg
Link Posted: 2/16/2002 9:46:25 AM EDT
I forgot to mention that the handle was missing, so I don't have info relating to it, but the triangular "blade/spike" is solid all the way through to the hilt as you can see.
Link Posted: 2/16/2002 9:47:59 AM EDT
It's two red X's, that's what it is.
Link Posted: 2/16/2002 9:50:44 AM EDT
It's a "trench knife". It looks like a do it your self type it probably had a leather or wood grip at one time. I have no idea what it would be worth. Due to the fact that amature armorers made many of them there are a lot of variations on a common design which is based on a knife or triangular blade and a grip guard used for punching, smashing and grateing.
Link Posted: 2/16/2002 9:57:24 AM EDT
Originally Posted By LARRYG: It's two red X's, that's what it is.
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Anyone else having problems seeing it? [url]http://www.geocities.com/balzac72/Dagger1.jpg[/url] [url]http://www.geocities.com/balzac72/Dagger2.jpg[/url]
Link Posted: 2/16/2002 10:00:55 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Minman72:
Originally Posted By LARRYG: It's two red X's, that's what it is.
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Anyone else having problems seeing it? [url]http://www.geocities.com/balzac72/Dagger1.jpg[/url] [url]http://www.geocities.com/balzac72/Dagger2.jpg[/url]
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No, I can see two red X's just fine.
Link Posted: 2/16/2002 10:01:12 AM EDT
geocities doesn't allow putting links to pictures on other sites using img tags
Originally Posted By Minman72:
Originally Posted By LARRYG: It's two red X's, that's what it is.
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Anyone else having problems seeing it? [url]http://www.geocities.com/balzac72/Dagger1.jpg[/url] [url]http://www.geocities.com/balzac72/Dagger2.jpg[/url]
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Link Posted: 2/16/2002 10:57:23 AM EDT
Originally Posted By sharky30: geocities doesn't allow putting links to pictures on other sites using img tags
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Which hosting companies do allow?
Link Posted: 2/16/2002 11:16:32 AM EDT
Looks exactly like several WW1 trench knives I have seen. Brit or US. Right down to the knuckledusters and the triangular blade. Value, @ $100-150, last ones I saw a few years back. This may be an earlier version, if handmade, that the WW1 ones copied. But the plating indicates 100 years old or less.
Link Posted: 2/16/2002 11:47:43 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Hannah_Reitsch: Looks exactly like several WW1 trench knives I have seen. Brit or US. Right down to the knuckledusters and the triangular blade. Value, @ $100-150, last ones I saw a few years back. This may be an earlier version, if handmade, that the WW1 ones copied. But the plating indicates 100 years old or less.
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Definately hand made, the hammer marks give it away, as well as imprecise shaped knuckledusters. I'm still tryint to figure out if it was plated or whether that is what is left of a high polish, considering it is not peeling or flaking, just merely pitted.
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