I debated posting this in the team room since it's not really a "tactical" knife. I decided this was probably the more appropriate place to ask.

 

My dad recently gave me this knife that was my moms (she passed away last month). He didn't know anything about the knife, but thought her brother gave it to her after he got back from traveling in Asia about 40 years ago. My uncle has since lost his sight, and his memory isn't what it used to be, so he really hasn't been able to help me.

 

The knife doesn't have any markings. The blade feels rather flimsy, but has kind of a unique shape. It's probably something my uncle picked up in a market somewhere because he liked the look of it, or it was cheap. 

 

Really I'm just hoping someone could help me figure out what country this knife may have come from.

 

Thanks for looking guys!

 

 

 

 

Joined: 10/16/10  Location: WA

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Not an expert by any means, but I like kitchen knives. It looks to me generally like a fruit knife... The blunt tip, sometimes a very exaggeratedly blunt tip, was common. Also, the wavy, almost organic shape of the blade is consistent with an old fruit knife. On the other hand it could also be a dinner knife.  Origin? Crap shoot. Lots of Asian makers have made western looking knives years. Here's a US Civil War era dinner knife, very similar blade and general construction:

 

 

How's that for no help at all?  

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Maskirovka:

 

How's that for no help at all?  

 

 

Hey, thats more info than I had before. 

 

Fruit knife makes sense. It could be possible he didn't get it in Asia. He did quite a bit of traveling when he was younger and would give my mom gifts when he got back. I also have a pretty cool kukri he gave my mom when he got back from Nepal. 

 

 

 

 

Joined: 10/16/10  Location: WA

Can you snap a photo of it next to a tape measure or at least some measurements?


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Originally Posted by Big B:

       

I debated posting this in the team room since it's not really a "tactical" knife. I decided this was probably the more appropriate place to ask.

 

My dad recently gave me this knife that was my moms (she passed away last month). He didn't know anything about the knife, but thought her brother gave it to her after he got back from traveling in Asia about 40 years ago. My uncle has since lost his sight, and his memory isn't what it used to be, so he really hasn't been able to help me.

 

The knife doesn't have any markings. The blade feels rather flimsy, but has kind of a unique shape. It's probably something my uncle picked up in a market somewhere because he liked the look of it, or it was cheap. 

 

Really I'm just hoping someone could help me figure out what country this knife may have come from.

 

Thanks for looking guys!

 


This is probably not going to help but I'll tell you what i see. From the "I think it's this long" Asian type thing, it's a general use/fruit knife that has seen use/grinding/sharpening. The short machete type blade(I'm supposing this, it looks like grind it till you find it) but the main thing I don't know is the handle/hilt marking on the knife. I hope it means something, but I have no idea what. If you find out let me know...

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