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The Military Folding Dagger or Sword

The Military Folding Dagger or Sword


Antique Story I’m back to show you this very
interesting night and to share my thoughts regarding it this is the knife
it has a very unique shape and it’s pretty big
alright let’s go right into it this is a very interesting military falling knife
I wouldn’t call it a pocketknife because of its size and what I can see the blade
has been etched in great on both sides this one is the better more visible side
the other side is much more worn out but you can still see traces of the
engravings the handle is made out of deer bone it has a very interesting
shape look when we close the knife simply by forcing it this guard here
goes right close to the handle and it’s a very complex way of having a sword
guard onto a pocketknife everything seems to be handmade and it is heavy
made out of solid metal he’ll have a hole which helps to lock the blade as
you can see here and it’s locked I read somewhere that this is a Spanish
military knife used during the Second World War and afterwards during some of
the soldiers service back in the days even the Americans they had such knives
which extend out of their hand us and could be used us it could be used in two
ways by holding it this way it slips right into your hand and it’s very
comfortable probably as a punching and stabbing weapon at the same time then by
opening it up you have a very big range since the blade is
pretty damn big at this made out of solid metal and the tip seems to be a
little bit bent here but this can be fixed easily this is the Spanish
military dagger or knife I don’t know if it’s a knife or a dagger let’s call it
the dagger all right I already hope that you found
this video to be interesting in perhaps we will see each other in the next video
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right to do at the end try the cell to show you how the weapon looks in your
hand so the soldiers probably used it this way as a weapon for punching and
slicing at the same time also for stabbing the other way of using it is
this way as a normal knife so that you have range in your moves well it’s very
interesting night I do not know where they put this nice holiday to cut
ourselves perhaps it had some kind of a special sheet but I’m not completely
sure Iran


Reader Comments

  1. Hello! And thank you for sharing all those very interesting and historical blades design; those kinds of blades seems to have been populart in prticualry in Germny and France and was as far i can tell used for hunting. In France "MANUFRANCE" the famous St-Etienne base guns manufacturer who's behind weapons like the Chassepot, Lebel, MAS 49/56, FAMAS, FR-F1 and so on used to make such blades also called "couteau or dague à la d'Estaing" due to the widow from the d'Estaing family back in the early 1800s as far as I know.
    They tend o present a different locking form your Spanish one though and unfortunately genuine St Etienne made ones cannot be bought except from collectors and for quite a price.

    https://www.feulibre.com/t26298-dague-de-chasse-a-la-d-estaing

    Solingen was another huge producer as well as for anything else as I'm sue you know, from Hunting daggers to military south-American or Japanese swords during the Meiji era! Such a powerful and well refined industry!
    Glad I discovered your chan, I really love oriental blades though I focus more on Indian and Afghan weapons (Tulwar, Pulwars, chooras, Katars, Talbars…) and more than anything else on Sheffield bowie knives and French & British military swords.
    But the history of the Ottoman blades is deeply interesting especially since they left a tremendous impact on modern history in so many regions, from Anatolia to the Balkans or even Crete.
    Thank you so much for sharing!

    PS: oh by the way what's the impact of the Turkish blades on designs like the Algerian Flyssa kinfes/swords? I have a couple of them at home with very sensitive differences in shape and material but I cannot think they don't share a very "Yatagan" like profile except from the pommel maybe. Perfectly makes sens historically but still. Thank you!

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