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gravknife
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Old French Knife

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Thought I would post this to show the craftsmanship of the older makers .
Such a well built and sleek dagger and I love the bolsters .
Would have loved it in my collection .
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Twobit
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Nice looking blade.
gravknife
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Luke
This was probably made in chateraullt France ,and I have seen a few different types go for big bucks ,but this is one I would have bought as it was reasonable ,but seller wouldnt post to UK as its a risk .
Its just quality ,built like a tank and probably over 150 years old .
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Sorry you missed out, Ian. It's shameful that one can't indulge a harmless fancy due to laws based on ignorant stigmas.
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Twobit wrote: Fri Jan 26, 2024 4:09 pm Sorry you missed out, Ian. It's shameful that one can't indulge a harmless fancy due to laws based on ignorant stigmas.
What's worse, it isn't an automatic. What law in the UK prevents knives like this to be imported (other than the auto thing)?
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Natcherly I believe knives are prohibited if they have a point on them. Even kitchen knives must be squared off at the end. I could be mistaken but that's my understanding.
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Knives cant even be carried with blades over 3inches here Natch as you know ,locking knives ,switchblades cant be imported .Lot of stabbings hsre recently put paid to that , but some sellers on ebay wont post any knives or swords here at all now ,risk and mither probably .

Could also be due to Brexit as this was a french seller .:)
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Beautiful knife.
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John
I liked the scales ,embossed copper ,or brass ? ,...unusual ,and the bolsters are stunning .

Would have been an awesome automatic
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gravknife wrote: Fri Jan 26, 2024 7:24 pm John
I liked the scales ,embossed copper ,or brass ? ,...unusual ,and the bolsters are stunning .

Would have been an awesome automatic

I agree 100%
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