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Old 20th October 2018, 03:51 PM   #1
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Default Small Ottoman (?) knife for ID, Bulgarian shepherd's knife?

Hello members,

I came across this small well worked knife, handle from some sort of horn interlard with iron nails for better grip, bolster and end cap casted brass, blade is worked with care. It's very small with 18,5 cm overall, 9,5 cm visible blade length, peened blind tang. 3,6 mm thick near the handle. Weight is 44 gram.
I am not firm with Ottoman knives and daggers but think that it is very Ottoman influenced!?
I have seen similar knives described as Bulgarian shepherd's knives, is it such an item? See for example here: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showth...ight=bulgarian
It look very old to my eyes.
Who can help with the exact id and/or is able to tell me a little bit more about this small fellow?

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Old 20th October 2018, 05:38 PM   #2
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Hi
I confirm what you wrote it's Ottoman, but i don't know if its Turkish or Balkan...
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Old 20th October 2018, 06:13 PM   #3
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I confirm what you wrote it's Ottoman, but i don't know if its Turkish or Balkan...
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Thank's for comment and confirming that it's Ottoman. Hope someone can tell me more!

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Old 21st October 2018, 11:24 AM   #4
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Thanks Kubur I know that it's indeed a Ottoman knife! No one is able to tell me more about it? Exact origin, age? Would be very thankful!
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Old 21st October 2018, 11:33 AM   #5
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It coming with a similar but bigger one which I have resold, here some auction pictures, maybe it's helpful.
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Old 21st October 2018, 03:07 PM   #6
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Very nice knife; the blade profile and the file work remind me of Cretan blades.
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Old 29th September 2022, 08:36 PM   #7
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It coming with a similar but bigger one which I have resold, here some auction pictures, maybe it's helpful.
going through the link , the picture is indeed helpful; the bigger one has a decoration on the blade which often can be seen on the Bosnian an Serbian knives. In one of the threads on bichaqs I places one or two pics of 3 knives from little to bigger with copper handle and also the octagonal shape...

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showpo...76&postcount=2
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showpo...2&postcount=76
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