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I very much enjoyed visiting flea markets in often look for a Knives to add to my collection.  The first two knives I found in Georgia the country.  Then life with a wooden leather, stripped handle I can't remember where I found it.  I'm trying to recognize the sources of these knives.  There are no markings that I can recognize.   They seem to be handmade.   Any chance I can get some help here?







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The last one I think is a WWII theater knife.  The stacked plexi and brass handle is often seen in those knives made in the Pacific theater.  The blade might be a cut down/broken/reworked bayonet.  There is so little of it left that it's hard to tell.


The larger blade with the fuller resembles a Kindjal, perhaps another one that got broken at some point.  If you found it in Georgia (the country) that would make some sense.


Just my .02

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I said that.


If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.

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So, just for the record: the fact that it does work still should not be taken as definitive proof that you are not crazy.


Grant Sarver

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I agree with Geoff that that last one is made from a cut down or broken bayonet. The fullered dagger is definitely Georgian or related Caucasus-region, a qama or kindjali.  The raised rivets and pommel shape are diagnostic.  Here's a fancy example: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/25001

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