Help identifying small dagger

Discussion in 'Militaria' started by MichaelB1969, Aug 2, 2021.

  1. MichaelB1969

    MichaelB1969 New Member

    Hi all, my wife found this while hiking in Colorado. Wondering if anyone can help identify what type of dagger it is, when it might have been crafted, etc.

    There is some sort of writing on the blade, but it's very hard to make out what it says. Blade is about 5" long.


    knife.jpg blade.jpg
  2. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    What is the spot on the handle? Is the handle aluminum? Looks like a hand made "boot"knife,maybe from someone's back yard forge.
  3. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Mexico...... maybe 1990's.....or so...

    older ones are usually more complex..

    Last edited: Aug 2, 2021
  4. MichaelB1969

    MichaelB1969 New Member

    Not sure. Tomorrow I'll ask her what she thinks the handle is made of and what the spot on the handle is. Thanks!
  5. MichaelB1969

    MichaelB1969 New Member

    Wonder if the lettering on the blade actually says "MEXICO". It's hard to tell but certainly possible. Thanks!
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  6. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

  7. Taupou

    Taupou Well-Known Member

    That's what it says!
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  8. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    that's what I 'said' it says !;);)

    but, y'know..........ya give out all the proper information.....and folks can take it or leave they wish!:inpain:

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  9. Taupou

    Taupou Well-Known Member

    I know!
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  10. David Kiehl

    David Kiehl Well-Known Member

    My guess is aluminum & cow horn cow horn.jpg
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  11. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    good guess...................;):woot::woot::woot:
  12. MichaelB1969

    MichaelB1969 New Member

    Sorry about that komokwa, honest mistake. I thought you were pointing to the place of origin in your reply. Didn't realize you were saying Mexico in relation to the writing on the blade specifically. Thanks for the info!
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