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Photos Identifying a knife

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Jgfarnden, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. Jgfarnden

    Jgfarnden

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    Jun 10, 2019
    [​IMG] Yeah I've been googling around scanning images haven't got far as I don't know anyone that knows knife history. I honestly think this is some decorative knife.
     
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  2. Rykjeklut

    Rykjeklut Basic Member Basic Member

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    May 23, 2018
  3. Jgfarnden

    Jgfarnden

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    Jun 10, 2019
  4. User27

    User27

    138
    Apr 23, 2017
    That's a pretty knife you got there.:thumbsup:
     
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  5. Rich S

    Rich S

    Sep 23, 2005
    It's a filipino knife. Google "Filipino knives" for lots of images.
    Rich
     
  6. Jgfarnden

    Jgfarnden

    5
    Jun 10, 2019
    I was really hoping it wasn't I've seen that carving style that way on a table. What's funny is I'm half Filipino and found it in a liberal arts college town.
     
  7. tltt

    tltt

    May 1, 2008
    Yes, in agreement with Rich. These are Filipino Bowies / fighting knives meant to appeal to soldier stationed there during WWII or later.
     
  8. Jgfarnden

    Jgfarnden

    5
    Jun 10, 2019
    I'm willing to guess it was someone who passed away and their relatives thought it was junk.
     
  9. GronK

    GronK Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 1, 2001
    I had one a lot like that I bought in the Philippines. I had it on my belt in Saigon during Tet.
     
  10. Jgfarnden

    Jgfarnden

    5
    Jun 10, 2019
    Sounds like Vietnam era stuff was mixed in there. I know my father was over there.
     

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