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Username Post: Anyone know what this is and value?        (Topic#943087)
Master Member KnifeNut!
10-09-16 09:08.18 - Post#2627199    

Can anyone tell me what knife this is??

Got it several years ago on --and cannot recall any details about it

it's 16.5" Overall--
11.5 " Blade
Wood Handle


Edited by SAMURAI on 10-09-16 09:12.05. Reason for edit: No reason given.

Master Member KnifeNut!
10-09-16 11:22.38 - Post#2627200    

    In response to SAMURAI

The knife, called a “gile” or “jile”, is from Ethiopia (or neighboring Somailia or Eritrea). It’s used by the nomadic Afar (Danakil) people. They are herdsmen of cattle, sheep and goats, in one of the most hostile desert regions in the world.

Usually made from old truck springs or files.

Like all ethnographic weapons, there is no “Blue Book” value, with condition, age and quality of workmanship and materials all having a bearing. Specimens I’ve seen have sold in the $100 - $250 range.


Master Member KnifeNut!
10-09-16 12:55.53 - Post#2627201    

    In response to Berkley

Thank you kind Sir-APPRECIATED MUCH!!!

Master Member KnifeNut!
10-09-16 13:47.58 - Post#2627202    

    In response to SAMURAI

Berk's research skills are legendary, here
The biggest obstacle in the search for Truth is the belief that you have it, already


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