French folding dagger

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French folding dagger

Post by galvanic1882 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:34 pm

Just picked this one up, my first folding dagger. 7 1/2 closed.
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Re: French folding dagger

Post by samb1955 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:19 pm

Really nice looking knife.

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Re: French folding dagger

Post by galvanic1882 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:27 pm

Thanks! I’m really lucky to have gotten it. Always wanted one either French or English but never had a real chance at one till now ::ds::

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Re: French folding dagger

Post by kootenay joe » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:48 pm

Is there a manufacturer's marking ?
Are fittings sterling silver ? If so are there French hallmarks that could be used to date ? Or is it only British silver that is so marked ?
Late 1800's ?
Excellent addition for any collection.
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Re: French folding dagger

Post by doglegg » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:54 pm

Mr. 1882 that is a fine looking dagger. I'm curious about all of Rolands questions. Great pick up. ::nod:: ::nod::

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Re: French folding dagger

Post by galvanic1882 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:37 am

No marks or hallmarks anywhere on the knife. My guess is 1830-1860 according to the guy I got it from. But don’t know for sure. Blade locks up tight and appears close to full.

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Re: French folding dagger

Post by kootenay joe » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:43 am

How do you ID it as "French" ? Does it speak to you in French ? :? :wink:
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Re: French folding dagger

Post by galvanic1882 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:53 am

The seller plus Mark Zalesky of knife world thinks it is.

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Re: French folding dagger

Post by kootenay joe » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:37 am

I was hoping there were certain features you could describe that point to France rather than Britain (or Germany ?). I would like to learn about this style of knife and if it might come under the general heading of "Folding Dirk", etc., anything, as it is an area of knives i know nothing about.
Do the fittings look to be silver ?
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Re: French folding dagger

Post by OSCAR » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:49 am

Awesome looking knife. Now I’ll have to keep my eyes open for a similar one. Great find !
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Re: French folding dagger

Post by galvanic1882 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:45 am

Thanks, I hope you get one!

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