Recently I bought this exotic little knife for little money. I find out on internet it is a traditional Uzbeks knife »pichok« made probably in Fergana valley in Uzbekistan. Can anyone of you, experts, tells if it is an original, quality item or it is a souvenir knife, made for tourists? It is, no doubt, hand made and pretty solid. There are many inlays on handle, wihich, I belive, is made of horn. Brass inlays are on the blade too. Blade has a black coating like some fire weapons – I dont know the right technical term.
Blade length: 10,7 cm
Blade width: 2,6 cm
Blade thickness: 2,5 mm
Length owerall: 20,5 cm
Any of your data and comments will be appreciated.