Any thoughts on this old knife?

Discussion in 'Knives & Edged Items' started by jondar, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. jondar

    jondar New Member

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    I bought this in the late 80' at a guns and sporting goods store down the street from where I worked. Obviously a skinning knife. Can't figure if made by a professional of a talented amateur. Handle panels are bone, pommel (s), hilt and finger rest are brass. Right up against the finger rest, engraved on the blade, rather shallowly, is a peacock with it's tail feathers fanned out. I can't catch this on camera, maybe a better camera would. Blade looks to be 1/16". The shop owner said it came in with a load of estate stuff he bought which included some antique binoculars, cameras etc.

    Any opinions or suggestions would be welcome. I started it once on EB at $35 with no takers so must not be worth a lot. Jon

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    Just guessing really, but the shape looks Arabic.
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    jondar New Member

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    That was my impression on first seeing it also, but I believe it is a skinning knife. The brass thumb/finger rest just forward of the hilt is an indication of this, as is the thin blade. Built like a tank. The pins holding the scales appear to be copper or bronze. I can't find any appearance of epoxy being used on it, but would be hard to detect.
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