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    Posted 8 years ago

    Lilsa
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    I got this knife in 1971 as payment for a small debt. I have never found any information about it. Does anyone have any info ? I would love to know.
    It is all brass (even the blade) and has no markings of any kind. It measures 3 inches when folded and about 5 1/2 inches when open. I think that originally it was attached to a brass ring and was used as key ring.
    It is always in my pocket but its origins are still a mystery to me.

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    Comments

    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 8 years ago
      If the blade is brass, it must be a letter opener or a lousy defense weapon.
    2. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 years ago
      I'm guessing its Indian as there seems to be Hindi (?) gods on it.
    3. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 8 years ago
      I think it's from Thailand. Maybe just a fruit knife.

      T A
    4. bfwood1973, 7 years ago
      I was given a similar knife as a gift it took some digging but the best Igot so far is a ww2 era knife that soldiers purchased in India as souvenirs
    5. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 7 years ago
      Sorry, but if yours looks like this knife it is from Siam (Thailand). These pieces are ubiquitously Thai. http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mkY5gPRz2cog5fV_u7vDeWg.jpg
      https://img1.etsystatic.com/041/0/8222984/il_570xN.605317353_gyvn.jpg
      https://img1.etsystatic.com/023/0/7457341/il_570xN.477964093_5d1g.jpg

      I see them mislabeled all the time, even when they are marked Siam.

      T A
    6. Samtaylor7, 5 years ago
      I have a similar knife, only it has a mermaid on both sides. Also has a key ring fob. In the mermaid's tail, there is an "S" on one side, and an oriental character on the other. No markings on the blade.
      Samtaylor7@gmail.com.
    7. rookiecollector rookiecollector, 4 years ago
      I have one of these, and I found a match on the Rue McLanahan estate page. It is listed as a solid gold knife. The purity is not listed. It is posted for sale at $475.00. I still know nothing of the origin. here is the link.

      http://estateofrue.com/catalog/rues-solid-gold-pocket-knife-what-sold/
    8. Lilsa Lilsa, 4 years ago
      @rookiecollector
      Thanks for the info but I do not think it is gold. Pretty sure it is brass. I think that the one on Rue McClanahan's page is priced that way because she owned it. I don't think it is that valuable by itself. I wish it were.

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