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Dirk from where?


Tom Lewis
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Here’s a curious dirk from my collection.

 

 

It's said to be Turkish, or at least that’s what the description said in the auction where I bought it 20 years ago. 

 

 

The blade is of steel, and has a distinct curve and a slight fuller extending for two-thirds of the length. 

 

 

The hilt seems to be brass, and has a “duck’s head” pommel.  

 

 

Absolutely no decorative marks that I can see.

 

 

Grateful for any suggestions. My sword book collection is admittedly Western, but has nothing. I posted this in the Turkey section, and had a lot of looks, but no replies.

 

 

 Tom

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