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I can't figure out what is written on this blade

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by zombiehand, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. zombiehand

    zombiehand

    3
    Apr 17, 2018
    I am new here; so sorry if this is posted in the wrong place. I recently found this dagger [​IMG] at an estate sale and I enjoyed the shape, brass/copper fittings, and that it seems to have a bone handle, 13" overall. So for $10 I'm happy with the purchase. I don't care about value or anything like that, but I am frustrated to no end that I can't figure out what is written on the blade. [​IMG] When I first picked it up it was super rusty so I couldn't read anything on it, I polished it up and was careful around the words. They still seem really faded/missing. I am hoping that the words are the manufacture of the blade, but it could be a novelty etching.
    [​IMG]
    i outlined what i saw in mspaint

    this is the org
    [​IMG]



    It seems like I could take it apart further by taking the hex nut off the back. My plan is to refinish the blade (leaving the words), polish the fittings, and make a wooden sheath.

    Any help on identification of where this was made would be awesome.

    If you want any more pictures please let me know

    Thanks,
    Sean
     
  2. GrReaper

    GrReaper

    487
    Sep 22, 2014
    Illizo ay parette, maybe? Anyone know Italian?
     
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  3. zombiehand

    zombiehand

    3
    Apr 17, 2018
    Hmm. Google translate sorta of works for that. Illizo wall... Thanks for the input! I didn't think to try other languages. I am hoping someone recognizes the name. I'll keep digging.
     
  4. ignatiousR

    ignatiousR Gold Member Gold Member

    53
    Sep 8, 2011
    Second word could be "by" ... Something "By Paresie" ??
     
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  5. marcinek

    marcinek Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    Some. And that is not Italian.

    It looks like a handwriting...."....ictory Panette"?
     
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  6. GrReaper

    GrReaper

    487
    Sep 22, 2014
    Victory Panette, maybe? Was there a maker or manufacturer named Panette or Parette?
     
  7. afishhunter

    afishhunter

    Oct 21, 2014
    Don't clean and polish more than you have until you find out what it is.
    You'll probably destroy any collector value if you do.
     
  8. anthonycastorena2014

    anthonycastorena2014 Gold Member Gold Member

    708
    Nov 27, 2014
    Holy shit man the aggravation is contagious. I’ve googled like 50 possibilities.... zip! I’ve got to know if you figure out.
     
  9. not2sharp

    not2sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 1999
    It looks like a Philippines Victory knife from WWII. Basically a tourist item made at the end of the war for sale to the numerous and wealthy tourist (allied troops) at the time, as a war commemorative.

    n2s
     
  10. T.L.E. Sharp

    T.L.E. Sharp The Looking Edge Sharpening Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 30, 2016
    Would be funny if this is a case of Jesus toast and that marking is actually a brand of forklift tine or something that was used as a makeshift anvil.
     
  11. anthonycastorena2014

    anthonycastorena2014 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 27, 2014
    Lol
     
  12. USMCPOP

    USMCPOP

    404
    Jan 6, 2016
    "I can't figure out what is written on this blade"

    It says "Don't cut your fingers off."
     
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  13. Buddafucco

    Buddafucco

    3
    Apr 20, 2018
    Victory Pure Steel
     
  14. anthonycastorena2014

    anthonycastorena2014 Gold Member Gold Member

    708
    Nov 27, 2014
    I think he’s right man!!!! ^^^

    @Buddafucco How did you possibly figure this out??
     
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  15. marcinek

    marcinek Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    He is. Google it. Great call.
     
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  16. SpySmasher

    SpySmasher Lead Guitar Platinum Member

    Sep 1, 2016
    One great post. :)
     
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  17. marcinek

    marcinek Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    Dude joins, two days later on his first post nails the answer to a question that "stumped the band"...certainly "compelling."

    Sure is something.:)
     
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  18. Buddafucco

    Buddafucco

    3
    Apr 20, 2018
    Not2sharp figured it out. A little Googling from his info found the answer.
     
  19. tltt

    tltt

    May 1, 2008
    It is an Indian Kirpin that is also sold as a Naval Dirk by some importers and exporters. dates 50's - .
     
  20. zombiehand

    zombiehand

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    Apr 17, 2018

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