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bk11nyc's items4 of 4Antique Metal 2-handled round dragon urn/vaseWhat is this? Ideas?
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    Posted 2 years ago

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    I have no idea about what this is? Dagger? Letter opener? Actually found this in the trash so can’t ask former owner about. Looks old, but don’t know
    8” long, blade is 4” long
    1011 is carved into blade cover or the 0 might be Greek theta letter.
    Any help, greatly appreciated. Thx

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    1. UncleRon UncleRon, 2 years ago
      The construction of the sheath and its style of decoration suggest Northern Africa. The 1011 element is simply a vertical decoration. The "O" is an eye, to protect the wearer from evil. The knife looks well made. It is probably a ceremonial dagger or a better-than-average tourist souvenir from the mid-20th century. By the mid-1960s tourist knives from the Mediterranean area had very little finishing of the blades and the overall fit & finish was poor.
    2. Lata Lata, 2 years ago
      I agree with UncleRon, i would say Saharian, either
      Morocco or Algeria, looks old, but they are masters in the faking/aging art.
    3. swampdogg swampdogg, 2 years ago
      Very cool Dagger
    4. bk11nyc, 2 years ago
      Thanks for all your help. I really appreciate it

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