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Forum: European Armoury 21st January 2024, 10:57 AM
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Hi Jim, Thanks for the further thoughts. The...

Hi Jim,

Thanks for the further thoughts. The notch at the end of the Canary Islands naif is sometimes called a "Spanish notch." It is seen also on a few Spanish cuchillo knives from South America,...
Forum: European Armoury 11th January 2024, 12:50 PM
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Posted By Ian
Thanks Jim. The Canary Islands and Chile are...

Thanks Jim. The Canary Islands and Chile are prime sources for well stacked hilts. That is one major reason why I don't think my knife came from there—the hilt is not made tight enough. It does have...
Forum: European Armoury 9th January 2024, 01:23 AM
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Posted By Ian
Hi SL79, Both a tool and a weapon. As a...

Hi SL79,

Both a tool and a weapon. As a weapon, the corvo is a very nasty one used against soft body parts such as the abdomen and neck. It was much feared by opponents. A peasant knife, it was...
Forum: European Armoury 7th January 2024, 02:35 PM
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Posted By Ian
Thanks for the suggestion IP. Yes, Chile is a...

Thanks for the suggestion IP. Yes, Chile is a possibility given the well known stacked hilts on some of the traditional Chilean corvo. As I noted above, the stacks don't look as tight as on a corvo,...
Forum: European Armoury 7th January 2024, 02:27 PM
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Posted By Ian
We seldom do this, but given the possibility that...

We seldom do this, but given the possibility that this is a European (or European colonial) knife, I'm going to cross-list it in the Euro Forum just in case someone there has more ideas.
Forum: European Armoury 7th January 2024, 02:07 PM
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Posted By Ian
Hi Detlef, You are too quick for me. I was...

Hi Detlef,

You are too quick for me. I was still writing the description and getting the formatting sorted out and you already responded. :D French might be a good idea. I'm not familiar with any...
Forum: European Armoury 7th January 2024, 01:42 PM
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Posted By Ian
Canary Islands Dagger or Spanish Philippines Naval Dirk?

This is a tale of two nearly identical daggers that went to auction within a few weeks of each other. They are the only two examples of this knife that I have seen. The first went to auction on...
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