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Theodore An.

Τhe Historic Museum of Old Parliament House of Greece

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Good morning from Athens Greece

 

Here are some photos of the Historic Museum of Athens with antique knives and daggers with eastern influences

to help some of you with your KITH

 

They are links to photos with great analysis for details..

 

 

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In the sign up page,George said :"GEzell, on 12 Feb 2014 - 06:12, said:

Me too. I would particularly like to see some more 'low to middle class' knives, more of the basic working man's knife. Most of my searches are bringing up only the very high-end knives,which tend to be the playthings of the rich and not intended for real use, or poorly made modern tourist junk."

From our Greek Blades Forum here some pictures from our KITH 2013 Shepperd knife theme

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Τhey are all of them working knives of my country with eastern influences

We took our style from Ottoman Bicak knives

The knife in the first photo is a traditional knife from Skopelos Island

Hope these photos help you

Edited by Theodore An.

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Thank you! Too many just draw a knife that is curvy, call it "eastern" and put it out there when, if you have had any exposure to the originals it just seems all wrong.

 

~Bruce~

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This is a video with traditional Bicak knives,Bulgarian made..

They call them "Karakulak" from the ears of Caracal....

In the end of the handle there is those ears..

 

Knives in Balkan are inspired from Ottomans (and Ottomans inspired from Mongols as well)

 

 

Also our member Bogdan Popov presented in the past here some very interest knives of Karpathian territory

 

Also the Jezzinne Traditional Knives of Lebanesse are very interest

 

 

 

I will search my files on the pc to find more types of knives

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Ummm I clicked on the first image. Got a picture of the knife, and a new tab with a porn site. Wife not happy. Just saying

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Ummm I clicked on the first image. Got a picture of the knife, and a new tab with a porn site. Wife not happy. Just saying

:mellow:

No popups or new tabs for me, might wanna scan your computer and check your popup blocker...

 

Nice references, thanks Theodore!

James

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Also in Ric Furrer's doorcountyforgeworks site there is a extremely interest page with Indian daggers ...

Plenty of shapes,very very interesting!!

 

Without his permission i put the link here to have a look,maybe someone find some inspiration with eastern influences

 

http://www.doorcountyforgeworks.com/Blog/Entries/2010/5/25_Entry_1.html

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