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Framerman
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Looking for information.

Postby Framerman » Sun May 13, 2018 4:32 am

So my name is Richard, and though I wish I had acquired this via family heirloom, but alas I didn't. A friend of mine gave it to me because of my fondness for melee weapons, particularly bladed weapons. What I know, it's an antique B. Svoboda keris. What I don't know is if it's pretty, during or post WW2. If anyone here can tell me what I'm looking at, I would greatly appreciate it.
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Postby Bill DeShivs » Sun May 13, 2018 5:42 pm

Post 1950. B. Svoboda brand was imported into the US by the Liberty Organization.
Without better pictures I can't say for sure, but yours appears to be japanese-made.
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Re: Looking for information.

Postby gravknife » Sun May 13, 2018 6:47 pm

I agree totally with Bill on the age being post 50s......but think it may have been made in Germany

I think this knife is from the 1970s,seen a few like it made for collecting purposes.

Could do with a clearer picture of the blade etch .,but I have seen another somewhere.
Has it got Made in Germany as the blade marking and does the top of the handle terminate in a ball finial,or pommel?

Nice looking knife ,i like them a lot.

Thanks for posting it,i will look for some pictures and more info.

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Postby Bill DeShivs » Sun May 13, 2018 7:13 pm

Jaqpanese or German. The unfinished guard edges make me think Japanese.
It should be marked.
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Re: Looking for information.

Postby gravknife » Sun May 13, 2018 7:20 pm

You are probably right Bill.

I have seen another marked Made in Germany ,identical to this ,but even that may be faked.

A lot of German knives designs were copied by the japs and Chinese ......I see what you mean about the guard casting.
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Re: Looking for information.

Postby gravknife » Sun May 13, 2018 7:29 pm

These are the types I perceive the knife to be Bill.
I think the orange grip one is a naval dagger from Germany ....this example we are discussing a later copy of the earlier piece.
I am looking for a picture of the etch and Made in Germany i memtioned.

Hope you are well Bill.
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