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Old 1st June 2020, 12:31 PM   #1
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Should really appreciate your opinions about this Shibriya....

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Old 2nd June 2020, 06:48 PM   #2
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Is this a tourist knife or.... What do you think?

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Old 3rd June 2020, 01:34 AM   #3
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With admittedly limited knowledge, I'd say the anchor points for the suspension rings look rather weak if this were to actually be worn for practical use. I can't see enough detail of the blade, so I can't offer much more insight that that. It does look stout, though - maybe a proper working blade.
I'm curious what others think. The aesthetic of shibriya often confound me as even the examples intended for hard use by the indigenous population look to be "blinged out" in the same style as the ones purely intended to sit on a tourist's shelf.
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Old 3rd June 2020, 08:17 AM   #4
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Thank you so very much for your opinions. I really appreciate it!

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Old 3rd June 2020, 08:54 AM   #5
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I'm generally ignorant regarding shibrya, but the blade looks good to me. If the in-hand qualities of the knife indicate its suitability for actual tasks, I'd say it makes no difference whether it's a tourist item or one that would be used by a local. A good knife is a good knife.

Function is the key. Bling is an added attraction, so long as it doesn't detract from function. IMO, of course.

I'd certainly take it off your hands if you decide you can't live with the amiguity!
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Old 3rd June 2020, 12:17 PM   #6
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A modern one in wear on a Jordanian Policeman. I think that as with a lot of things, cost and occasion have a lot to do with decoration and etc.
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