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Old 7th January 2023, 08:54 PM   #1
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I didn't want to clutter up Fernando's thread on Navalhas. So started another thread for this. Can anyone tell the country of origin for this folding knife? Is it a Navaja, Navalhas, or perhaps from Italy? It has the ring for assistance in releasing the lock, but not ratchet. Oddly, it seems to be made or modified to fit to a hunting rifle as a bayonet.
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Old 8th January 2023, 10:59 AM   #2
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What a rather interesting piece, Shawn; one i would like to own for sure .
Could it be that this is not a 'one of many' unit but the 'one and only' creation of some ingenious author for personal use ?
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Old 8th January 2023, 04:59 PM   #3
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The knife appears to have been made with the muzzle ring and plug.
You cannot fire the firearm with it attached unless you want a burst barrel.
I suppose many years ago you did not wish to expend more ammunition than necessary on your downed prey so just give him a good jab to finish him off..
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Old 8th January 2023, 05:21 PM   #4
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I am not sure it works that way; if the ring is to encircle the muzzle, there is no way that cylindrical device may work as a plug. Am i correct ? .
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Old 8th January 2023, 06:10 PM   #5
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I am not sure it works that way; if the ring is to encircle the muzzle, there is no way that cylindrical device may work as a plug. Am i correct ? .
Yes I'm wrong on that, I was thinking of a particular rifle in the back of my mind.
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Old 8th January 2023, 07:35 PM   #6
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My apologies for adding here a reference pertinent to this query, but unfortunately exceeding discussion boundaries. In "Collectors Pictorial Book of Bayonets" (Frederick H. Stephens, 1971) which illustrates a folding bayonet from the M1938 Mannlicher-Carcano rifle (222,223).

This is a most interesting innovation, and I wonder if anything similar was ever contrived in the 19th century. It was realized by the mid 18th century that the bayonet was ultimately most effective in large scale combat attacks, becoming one of the key weapons of infantry. Through the 19th century, due to this, there was constantly various attention to altering features and character of the bayonet to improve them for multipurpose use and attachment etc.
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Old 8th January 2023, 07:44 PM   #7
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Of i may Jim, i fail to see the connection in form between Nazi military pattern bayonets and this (surely) private originality.
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