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Thread: South East Asian IVory handled Knife??

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    South East Asian IVory handled Knife??

    Can anyone help ID this Knife?

    Its single edged with a Mark and Fullers on one side only.

    12 sided Ivory Handle.
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    Its overall shape is similar to some (primarily mainland) SE Asian pieces, as well as to some Tibetan pieces. BUt the part-length rivetted flat tang, hollow(?) applied bolster, and hide-covered sheath strongly suggest against that. Something about the flat plain butt is suggestive against this as well, perhaps? I think it is from Western Islam to be broad. Initial impression was toward N African, but I lack the detail of the back of the sheath that may have confirmed that, and the more I look the more I think "Indo-Persian".

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