It's in the style of a European, perhaps Russian, naval dirk, or other similar military dirk. Riveted grip slabs are not usual for military dirks like this. Cruciform blades are also not common (but appear on some Russian dirks).
If it's old enough (19th century or earlier), it could easily predate standardisation of patterns, and be a proper military dirk. If it's 20th century, it's unusual.
"In addition to being efficient, all pole arms were quite nice to look at." - Cherney Berg, A hideous history of weapons, Collier 1963.
Hi Timo, Yes, it looks similar to Imperial Russian naval dirk. In the last couple of years I’ve seen two more identical daggers with the same markings “AO”. So, looks like this could be officially issued dagger.
Sullivan: Haha, I’m all for using whatever excuse you can for some revelry with good friends. Yeah, just, yeah...for sure avoid the combustion in areas/surfaces... bodies that can’t handle it.
Sept 10, 2020 6:45:55 GMT
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Sept 10, 2020 4:20:11 GMT
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