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Terry Guinn
09-04-2003, 08:43 PM
I would apriciate any help in identifying this reproduction blade. I recieved this blade in a trade and will finish out and fit handle. I would like to do a authinice handle job and document historic significance. I have been unable to find online photo of knife, but I have seen one of these before (I think a old Atlantic Cutlery catalog) Someone did a good job on this blade, especially on the fullers, but the edge is way too thick to ever be sharp. I plan on making a wall hanger from it.
Thank You, Terry Guinn

Chuck Burrows
09-04-2003, 09:50 PM
It is an East Indian style Jambiya (also jambiyah and sometimes listed as a khanjjar).
The Arabic style usually has center ridge, but the Indian style sometimes has the double fullers like yours.

here's one example -

Do a Google search for Indian Jambiya, Jambiya, etc. and you will find lots of examples pictured.

Terry Guinn
09-07-2003, 07:09 PM
I apriciate the help, I did not find anything exact. Handle has a Kindjal/ Turkish look. but all of those blades are straight. Maybe the original maker was just playing with design. I will keep looking and if I find anything I will post. Other wise I will just design what I think looks best. However I will have to use my imagination on the guard area, with all those holes drilled.

Chuck Burrows
09-07-2003, 07:22 PM
I was basing the descrition on the blade shape rather than the grip. I think your right - the guy was sort of mixing a kindjal style grip with the Jambiyah style blade - not a bad mix actually.

Chuck Burrows
09-10-2003, 11:26 PM
Terry check out the following link - might give you and idea for the grip:

Jared L. Cass
09-19-2003, 11:51 AM
For some more ideas you could also check out (copy and paste to address bar):

These knives are so beautiful. When I get a little more experience making knives, a jambia will definently be at the top of the list! Hope this helps. If it doesn' least we'll all have fun looking at them!

Jared L. Cass, Wisconsin