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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
    If you want to win an argument, it is best to stick to the truth.....or,at least, provable untruths.


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