Middle East fighting knife

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gravknife
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Middle East fighting knife

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Hello all at TB

Was doing some Auction searching and came across a fighting knife I had never seen .
Love the blade shape and overall shape , and it just looks qualiy
Its made by Joseph Rodgers and maybe a one off as I have never seen this type before .
If anyone has sern them or maybe has more info on it would be grateful to know its history .
Looks to be 19th or early 20th century .
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TMD
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Re: Middle East fighting knife

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Very nice! I checked my knife books but can´t find anything like it.
But I think I have seen a knife with the same blade, but I think it was a different handle, Must have been on the internet, probably an antique shop, but can´t be more specific.
gravknife
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Re: Middle East fighting knife

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TMD
Thanks for looking mate .

I agree about the blade style looks kind of familiar but with possibly a private buyers request to Rodgers for the grip and adornments ,sheath etc .
Love the almost saw tooth backridge ,its a shame we brits don't make any knives of this quality anymore .

Heres a swiss army type knife in the same auction by lockwood brothers ,so well made and with intricate moving parts .
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sammy the blade
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Re: Middle East fighting knife

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That knife has everything but the kitchen sink.
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Billyfish
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Re: Middle East fighting knife

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TMD wrote: Wed Jun 12, 2024 4:16 pm Very nice! I checked my knife books but can´t find anything like it.
But I think I have seen a knife with the same blade, but I think it was a different handle, Must have been on the internet, probably an antique shop, but can´t be more specific.
Interesting.
I've been involved with an ethnographic weapon forum for over 20 years; never seen anything like it.
Ergonomics are terrible for gripping, especially for a wet hand.
My guess would be that it's a one-off custom for presentation. It looks like it has never seen use.

If I had to guess the closest thing to that form would be Thailand or Burma, now Myanmar.
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