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Posted 6 years ago


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Handmade knife in the shape of a gun.
No idea who or where it was made. It just caught my eye at a flea market, and I had to have it.

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  1. Esther110 Esther110, 6 years ago
    Thanks Vanskyock!
  2. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 6 years ago
    Trench art ?
  3. Esther110 Esther110, 5 years ago
    Dunno, Pop.
    The person that sold it to me didn't know anything about it either.
    I've searched the web, and someone once told me it was a third world childcraft and very rudely told me off (!!) but I haven't been able to find anything.

    Thanks for the love, James
  4. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    I don't think it is trench art.

    What size is it?

  5. Esther110 Esther110, 5 years ago
    It's about 12 inches long (total length).
    I am trying to follow Pop's lead, and you are an expert in trench art.
    It would be great to find some info about this knife.
    Thanks for looking! :)
  6. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Are there any markings at all on it?

    Do you know what type of metal the handle and blade are made from?

    It certainly is interesting, but I suspect it is more of a novelty item than a trench art piece.

  7. Esther110 Esther110, 5 years ago
    No markings, and as for the metal, I have no idea. Someone on another web nearly had me burnt on a stake, she said it was an african child craft, made by recycling scrap metal, but I can't find anything in that direction either.
    And just for the record, I bought it at a flea market, and have nothing to do with child labor...
  8. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Maybe the design on the blade led her to that conclusion?

    I don't blame you for buying-- it is an interesting object. And without any information to suggest the "child labor" claim, I think the purchase was reasonable!

    Good luck researching,

  9. Esther110 Esther110, 5 years ago
    Thanks!! If you think of any new leads I can follow, please let me know.
  10. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 5 years ago
    yes esther one thing you will realize is pops isnt the most reliable source on here he hasnt figured out yet if he dont know something its best not to say anything
  11. Esther110 Esther110, 5 years ago
    Pop is Pop...I just followed his lead. This time it was a probable dead-end.

    Someday I will know the story of this knife. :)
  12. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 5 years ago
    to be honest with u esther it is prob more of a tramp / folk art piece would be my guess which bring good money
  13. Esther110 Esther110, 5 years ago
    Thanks vanskyock! I don't really care about value, I just want to know what I have. It's a great conversation piece.

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