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Montino Bourbon 16th August 2022 06:06 AM

Tibetan 'down home' knife
 
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Found this at an outdoor market for the price of a medium-fancy meal for two. Sheath covered with thin leather. Heavy blade; at first glance doesn't look like "hairpin folding". Full length 15 1/2 inches. Blade 11 inches. The back is 1/4 in. thick at the back of the hilt. I would love more info.

JBG163 16th August 2022 08:13 AM

Its a utility knife from Bhutan.

Montino Bourbon 16th August 2022 09:21 PM

Thank you! I was wondering about its origin.

Is there a chance that the blade has 'hairpin folding', or is it (Probably) monosteel? Do you think it would be worthwhile to try etching it?

JBG163 16th August 2022 11:29 PM

If you can try to post the two sides of the dagger, that could help. I think it's probably not but... who knows ;)


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