Help with a very old knife

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Help with a very old knife

Post by Newbie1945 » Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:33 am

Hiya folks,
I acquired this recently. I believe it to be a French trade knife into New France ,or not.it is flat ground and stamped with a word I just don't recognize. It has a fancy cut bolster and a very nice decoration on reverse side of blade. The handle is of a single piece with a dogs head carved at the tip to receive the tip of blade.
I haven't done anything other than scrape the glue off of it where it was glued to a board!
So please educate this old man on what I think is a really nice knife.
Regards, John
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Re: Help with a very old knife

Post by Paladin » Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:35 am

I have no info to add but it is a very unique knife.
Someone will come along with info to add.

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Re: Help with a very old knife

Post by Newbie1945 » Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:39 pm

Thank you Ray. I appreciate your time.
John

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Re: Help with a very old knife

Post by Ridgegrass » Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:43 am

No pun intended, that looks like Greek to me. The "P" could be a rho, maybe a lambda in the middle and a sigma on the right end?? Just my uneducated opinion. Cool old knife, good luck with it. J.O'.

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Re: Help with a very old knife

Post by Newbie1945 » Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:24 am

Ridgegrass,
I see your point and it rings true. Now you have given me another puzzle to chase. So ,thanks for that ::ds::
John

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Re: Help with a very old knife

Post by Ridgegrass » Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:50 pm

Looks like T R I N O L I S ?????? All Greek to me! :D J.O'.

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