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Identify this knife please

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Cverhaert, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. Cverhaert

    Cverhaert

    8
    Feb 6, 2019
    [​IMG] Does someone recognize this type/make of knife ? i found it in my grandmothers garden (Belgium), since they bought the house in the 50's and no one has ever seen this knife i figure it must me atleast 60 years old. there is an inscription but its [​IMG] barely readable. thanks a lot
     
  2. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    The picture is not showing up.
     
  3. Cverhaert

    Cverhaert

    8
    Feb 6, 2019
    i have inserted the imagelink but it does not show up indeed , is there another way ? thanks
     
  4. Cverhaert

    Cverhaert

    8
    Feb 6, 2019
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  5. Cverhaert

    Cverhaert

    8
    Feb 6, 2019
    there u go
     
  6. MittenStateMashers

    MittenStateMashers Basic Member Basic Member

    271
    Dec 12, 2018
    That’s cool. :cool:

    Edit: the tortoise shell scales are awesome and reminds me of old acoustic guitar pick guards.
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2019
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  7. afishhunter

    afishhunter

    Oct 21, 2014
    Some type of gardening knife?
     
  8. KenHash

    KenHash Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    That "pommel" (?) is interesting. I wonder if it must have a specific purpose.
     
  9. jceckrosh

    jceckrosh KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 2016
    Looks like an old Navaja. Hence the ALBACETE.
     
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  10. Cverhaert

    Cverhaert

    8
    Feb 6, 2019
    Exactly i just figured out the word Albacete too ! i have found similar models but not one like this one with the tortoise shell scales , could you put a year on this one ?
     
  11. jceckrosh

    jceckrosh KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 2016
    I can't, someone might be able to. I have a modern Navaja, so know just a tiny bit about the traditionals.

    If you edit your title to include Navaja, you might get more action from people who may know.
     
  12. Dr Heelhook

    Dr Heelhook Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 24, 2007
    To contain the blade I think.
     
  13. Frontiersteve

    Frontiersteve

    25
    Jun 8, 2017
    Looks like a capaora .
    I like it . Nice find .
     
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  14. marcinek

    marcinek

    Jan 9, 2007
    Traditional Corsican knife.
     
  15. scubisino

    scubisino

    590
    Dec 4, 2015
    What you have here is a classic spanish navaja made in the town of Albacete (the knife capital of spain) this model is called Capaora and is used to Neutering farm animals. In spanish Capar mean to neuter.
    You can google "navaja capaoras" and see a lot of images of your navaja.
    Best Regards.
     
  16. Frontiersteve

    Frontiersteve

    25
    Jun 8, 2017
    Used for livestock castration and also the more usual cutting tasks .

    Beat me to it : see above . :thumbsup:
     
  17. Cverhaert

    Cverhaert

    8
    Feb 6, 2019
    I am really impressed !
     
  18. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    Traditional Spanish* knife which grew to be also popular on Corsica.

    *Albacete - Spanish city famous for their knives.

    OP: EUR1930 buys you this one, if you want a replacement knife.
    [​IMG]
     
  19. Cverhaert

    Cverhaert

    8
    Feb 6, 2019
    Any idea what year this could be from ?
     

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