STRAIGHT KNIVES

regions:

Italy
Europe
North Africa
Africa
Eastern Africa
Middle East

Southern Asia
Eastern Asia
South East Asia
North America
South America

Region: Italy

Air Officer's dagger of the Italian Royal Air Force

Steel / brass gilt / mother-of pearl
Blade length 200 mm

Manufacturer: Italy around 1930

Acquisition: family property

inventory n.0002


Dagger model 35 M.V.S.N. (Milizia Volontaria Sicurezza Nazionale)

Steel / wood
Blade length 204 mm

Manufacturer: Italy

Acquisition: gift from Luigi Grandi

inventory n.0191

Knife

steel / leather / alu bolster
Blade length 120 mm

Manufacturer: in Maniago around 1950

Acquisition: 1958 Aguzzeria del Cavallo Bologna Italy

inventory n.0010

Flinging Knife

Steel / Leather
Blade length 140 mm

Manufacturer: Coltellerie Indiana Maniago Italy

Acquisition: 1982 gift from di Piero Grandi

inventory n.0054

Fantasy Knife

Steel / wood
Blade length 130 mm

Manufacturer: 1981 Fabio Belluzzi Bologna Italy

Acquisition: 1981 gift from Fabio Belluzzi

NOTE: Worked out from an old italian kitchen knife

inventory n.0025

Region: Europe

Puukko Knife

Steel / bone
Blade length 143 mm

Manufacturer: Finland

Acquisition: 1969 Inari Finland

inventory n.0011


Straight knife

Carbon Steel, reindeer,curly birch,nickel silver
Blade length 70 mm

Manufacturer: Bengt-Olof Tallroth - Husum - Sweden - about 2010

Acquisition: Umeň - Sweden - 2014

inventory n.0207

Hunting knife

Steinless steel Aisi 440/ brass / stag
Blade length 92 mm

Manufacturer: Handmade by Guido Schneider - Alkmaar - Nederland

Acquisition: 1989 Alkmaar Nederland

inventory n.0060

Hunter's Friend

Steinless steel / Stag / brass
Blade length 120 mm

Manufacturer: Puma Werk - Solingen - Germany

Acquisition: Bologna- Italy

inventory n.0099

Knife

Inox Steel- Brass - wood
Blade length 100mm

Manufacturer:Herder Solingen around 2019

Acquisition: Taif - Saudi Arabia - 2020

inventory n.0224


Short blade knife with blade protection

Steinless Steel / wood
Blade length 40 mm

Manufacturer: Wenger DelÚmont Switzerland 20th century

Acquisition: L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue France 2012

NOTE:Powderman's knife

inventory n.0197

Crete traditional knife

Steel / horn
Blade length 95 mm

Manufacturer: Greek handicraft beginning 20th Century

Acquisition: Crete, gift from Luigi Grandi 1998

inventory n.0133

Balkan Style Knife

Chromium plated Steel / bone
Blade length 125 mm

Manufacturer: Greece touristic handicraft

Acquisition: 1979 Crete Greece

inventory n.0021


Turkish or Balkan dagger

Steel / brass-silver
Blade length 175 mm

Manufacturer: unknown

Acquisition: Riez - France - 2013

inventory n.0202

Region: North Africa

Flissa dagger

Steel / brass
Blade length 265 mm

Manufacturer: Morocco handicrafr early 20th century

Acquisition: Rodez France 2006

inventory n.0171



Koummya Jambiya dagger

Steel / brass
Blade length 285 mm

Manufacturer: Moroccan handicraft

Acquisition: Rodez France 2006

inventory n.0172

Maghreb Dagger

Steel, Wood
Blade length 400 mm

Manufacturer: Maghreb

Acquisition:Riez - France - 2015

inventory n.0211

Dagger

Steel, Brass, Wood
Blade length 380 mm

Manufacturer: ?? Maghreb ??

Acquisition: Riez - France - 2015

NOTE: although it is said to came from a collection of Maghreb artifacts, the handle shows an asian decor, maybe tibetan?.

inventory n.0212

Knife with bent round point

Steel (an old file) / goat horn
Blade length 235 mm

Manufacturer: Egypt hadicraft

Acquisition: 1980 Assuan Egypt

inventory n.0022

Khodmi or Bou Saadi Knife

Steel / iron and copper wire / wood
Blade length 165 mm

Manufacturer: Algeria

Acquisition: 1983 Ghardaia Algeria

inventory n.0035

Khodmi or Bou Saadi Knife

Steel / wood
Blade length 155 mm

Manufacturer: Algerian handicraft 20th century

Acquisition: Rodez France 2006

inventory n.0173


Khodmi or Bou Saadi Knife

Steel / wood
Blade length 190 mm

Manufacturer: Algerian handicraft 20th century

Acquisition: Riez France 2012

inventory n.0196


Khodmi or Bou Saadi Knife

Steel / wood
Blade length 210 mm

Manufacturer: Algerian handicraft early 20th century

Acquisition: gift by Leonardo Dingi Bologna Italy 2014

inventory n.0205


Apparently another Khodmi or Bou Saadi knife with engraved decorations and copper inlaids

Steel, copper, horn
Blade length 220 mm

Manufacturer: Northern Africa early 20th century?

Acquisition: Riez - France - 2014

NOTE: Even if the rounded horn handle is old, I suppose it not original. The Ricasso and the "single side" sharpened blade are typical of a Khodmi knife.
Informations about this item will be welcome !

inventory n.0208


Apparently another Khodmi or Bou Saadi knife with engraved decorations

Steel, horn
Blade length 265 mm

Manufacturer: Northern Africa early 20th century?

Acquisition: Riez - France - 2014

NOTE: Even if the rounded horn handle is old, I suppose it not original. The Ricasso is typical of a Khodmi knife, the blade is simmetrically sharpened.
Informations about this item will be welcome !

inventory n.0209

Tuareg Dagger

Steel / brass
Blade length 250 mm

Manufacturer: Northern African handicraft? Early 20th century

Acquisition: Carpentras France 2012

NOTE: simple gravures on the blade

inventory n.0198


Tuareg dagger

Steel / wood-brass
Blade length 245 mm

Manufacturer: Northern African handicraft? Early 20th century

Acquisition: Riez - France - 2013

inventory n.0203

Region: Africa


Letter Opener

Steel / Cuivre
Blade length 110 mm

Manufacturer: Mali handicraft 2010

Acquisition: gift from Rita Chillemi

inventory n.0193



Dagger

Steel / leather
Blade length 120 mm

Manufacturer: Niger handicraft

Acquisition: 1988 Niger gift from Rita Chillemi

inventory n.0075

African Cerimonial Knife

Steel / wood
Blade length 280 mm

Manufacturer: African handicraft 20th century

Acquisition: Zocca Italy 2002

inventory n.0155

Region: Eastern Africa

Dagger

Steel / wood / alu
Blade length 150 mm

Manufacturer: Ethiopian handicraft end of the 20th century

Acquisition: Ethiopia gift from Stefano Zucchini

inventory n.0096


Tribal utility knife

Steel / wood
Blade length 230 mm

Manufacturer: Ethiopian handicraft 2013

Acquisition: Aksum (Axum) - Ethiopia 2013 gift from Luigi Grandi

NOTE:see the almost identical n.0132 from Orissa - India

inventory n.0200

Region: Middle East

Dagger Commercial version

Steel / horn
Blade length 155 mm

Manufacturer: Jordan handicraft

Acquisition: 1989 Petra - Jordan

inventory n.0059

Kandjar

Steel / horn
Blade length mm

Manufacturer: Syrian handicraft late 20th century

Acquisition: Aleppo Syria 2000

inventory n.0145



Jambiya with sheath and belt

Steel / horn
Blade length 185 mm

Manufacturer: Jemen handicraft

Acquisition: 1992 Jemen gift from Rita Chillemi

inventory n.0174


Dagger

Damascus steel, camel bone
Blade length 190 mm

Manufacturer: Middle East handicraft

Acquisition: Al Mutrah - Oman - 2018

inventory n.0220

Region: Southern Asia

Choora or Khyber Knife or Afghan Knife

Steel / wood
Blade length 570 mm

Manufacturer: Pathan handicraft 19th century

Acquisition: 1996 Peshawar Pakistan

inventory n.0114

Choora or Khyber Knife or Afghan Knife

Steel / brass / horn
Blade length 580 mm

Manufacturer: Pathan handicraft 19th century

Acquisition: 1996 Peshawar Pakistan

inventory n.0115


Army Khukuri or Kukri

Steel / wood
Blade length 290 mm

Manufacturer: around 1927 ? in Ishapore India

Acquisition: 1993 Leh Ladak - India

NOTE: mark on the blade: RFI - 62 (Rifle Factory Ishapore)

inventory n.0094

Khukuri (kukri) "Jungle model" according with the manufacturer.

Steel / plastic / brass
Blade length 250 mm

Manufacturer:Nepali handicraft -Kathmandu valley Nepal 2000

Acquisition: Kathmandu Nepal 2000

inventory n.0147

Khukuri (kukri) "Balanced model" according with the manufacturer.

Steel / horn / brass
Blade length 220 mm

Manufacturer: Nepali handicraft -Kathmandu valley Nepal 2000

Acquisition: Kathmandu Nepal 2000

inventory n.0148

Khukuri (kukri)

Steel / Wood / Brass
Blade length 270 mm

Manufacturer: Nepali handicraft -Kathmandu valley Nepal 2000

Acquisition: Kathmandu Nepal 2000

inventory n.0149

Pesh Kabz Dagger

Steel / Ivory
Blade length 180 mm

Manufacturer: northern Indian handicraft 19th Century?

Acquisition: 1986 Jaipur Rjasthan India

inventory n.0048

Katar dagger

Steel
Blade length 240 mm

Manufacturer: northern Indian handicraft 19th Century?

Acquisition: 1986 Jaipur Rajastahn India

inventory n.0049

Knife

Steel / brass / ivory?
Blade length 180 mm

Manufacturer: northern Indian handicraft 19th Century?

Acquisition: 1986 Jaipur Rajasthan India

inventory n.0050

Knife

Steel / ivory?
Blade length 173 mm

Manufacturer: northern Indian handicraft 19th Century?

Acquisition: 1986 Jaipur Rajasthan India

inventory n.0051

Kanjarli - dagger

Steel / brass / wood
Blade length 180 mm

Manufacturer: Tamil Nadu India handicraft

Acquisition: 1992 Mamallapuram - Tamil Nadu - India

inventory n.0089

Ceremonial knife with silver decorations

Steel / silver
Blade length 150 mm

Manufacturer: northern India handicraft

Acquisition: 1993 Leh - Ladak - India

inventory n.0095

Table knife

Steinless Steel / brass
Blade length 103 mm

Manufacturer: Palans - Bhuj Gujarat India

Acquisition: 1995 Bhuj Gujarat India

inventory n.0107

Tribal Desia Kondh decorative hair-pin Knife (the little one in the photo)

Steel / brass
Blade length 80 mm

Manufactured: Orissa handicraft- India

Acquisition: 1997 Bissamcuttack Orissa India

inventory n.0130

Tribal Desia Kondh knife (the big one in the photo)

Steel / brass
Blade length 195 mm

Manufacturer: Orissa handicraft - India

Acquisition: 1997 Bissamcuttack Orissa India

inventory n.0131

Rough "kitchen" knife

Steel / wood
Blade length 100 mm

Manufacturer: Orissa handicraft India

Acquisition: 1997 Bissamcuttack Orissa India

NOTE: see the almost identical n.0200 from Aksum (Axum) - Ethiopia

inventory n.0132

Piha-Kaetta Commercial version

Steel / bone
Blade length 144 mm

Manufacturer: Shri-Lanka handicraft

Acquisition: 1989 Colombo Shri-Lanka gift from Tom Michel

inventory n.0062

Region: Eastern Asia



Knife & Chopsticks set

Steel / wood
Blade length 165 mm

Manufacturer: China

Acquisition: Bergamo Italy 1998

inventory n.0135

Couple of letter opener

Steel - Plastic
Blade length 90mm

Manufacturer:unknown - probably China

Acquisition: Jerusalem - Israel - 2019

NOTE: cheap decorative couple

inventory n.0225

Kitchen Knife model Kaneyoshi Yanagiba 30555

Steel / wood
Blade length 225 mm

Manufacturer: Yaxell Corporation - Seki City - Japan

Acquisition: 1978 Japan gift from my father

inventory n.0019

Region: South East Asia

Rough Kitchen Knife

Steel / Wood
Blade length 110 mm

Manufacturer: Lake Inle Handicraft Forge Burma 2000

Acquisition: Lake Inle Handicraft Forge Burma 2000

NOTE: Cropped point blade, see also item 0146

inventory n.0151

Dagger worked out from a file

Steel / wood
Blade length 150 mm

Manufacturer: Thai handicraft

Acquisition: 1994 Bangcok Thailand

inventory n.0100



Dha Knife

Steel / ivory / silver
Blade length 225 mm

Manufacturer: Burma handicraft late 19th century?

Acquisition: 1994 Chiang Mai Thailand

inventory n.0101



Dha Knife

Steel / ivory / silver
Blade length 205 mm

Manufacturer: Burma handicraft late 19th century?

Acquisition: 1994 Chiang Mai Thailand

inventory n.0102

Tribal knife Northern VietNam

Steel / stag / brass
Blade length 115 mm

Manufacturer: VietNam handicraft

Acquisition: HaNoi VietNam 2000

NOTE: Cropped point blade, see also item 0151

inventory n.0146



Rentjong

Steel / ivory
Blade length 160 mm

Manufacturer: Aceh Sumatra Indonesia - late 19th century?

Acquisition: 1992 Bukittingi Sumatra Indonesia

inventory n.0085

Seiva - dagger

Steel / ivory
Blade length 234 mm

Manufacturer: Aceh Sumatra Indonesia - late 19th century?

Acquisition: 1992 Bukittinggi Sumatra Indonesia

inventory n.0087



Dagger with non original handle

Steel / ebony
Blade length 260 mm

Manufacturer: Indonesian handicraft 20th century

Acquisition: Ubud Bali Indonesia 2003

inventory n.0164


Knife

Steel, wood, copper
Blade length 210 mm

Manufacturer: Lao handicraft

Acquisition: Luang Prabang - Laos - 2017

NOTE:in the Lao language it is simply named Pha Lem (knife)

inventory n.0217

Region: North America

Buck Knife Pathfinder model 105

Steinles steel / aluminium bolster /plastic
Blade length 125 mm

Manufacturer: Buck Knives El Cajon California USA

Acquisition: 1988 Flagstaff Arizona USA

inventory n.0056

Buck Knife Special model 119

Steinles steel / aluminium bolster /plastic
Blade length 150 mm

Manufacturer: Buck Knives El Cajon California USA

Acquisition: 1988 Flagstaff Arizona USA

inventory n.0057

Randall n.1 All purpose fighting knife

Steel / brass / leather
Blade length 153 mm

Manufacturer: Randall Orlando Florida USA

Acquisition: 1990 S.Francisco Gun Excange S.Francisco CA USA

NOTE: Hand made before the death of Mr.Randall.

inventory n.0081

Randall Knife mod.3 Hunter 5" left hand

Steinless steel / stag / brass
Blade length 130 mm

Manufacturer: 1993 Randall Orlando Florida USA

Acquisition: 1993 Orlando Florida USA

inventory n.0091

Knife with additional folding backlock blade

440 Steinless steel / malachite-turquoise / stag
Blade length 70 mm

Manufacturer: Seto, design by Stewart A. Taylor

Acquisition: 1995 Sedona Arizona USA

inventory n.0105

Region: South America

Knife

Steinless steel / wood / aluminium bolster
Blade length 115 mm

Manufacturer: Mundial Brazil

Acquisition: 1981 gift from Fabio Belluzzi

inventory n.0026



Facon or Faca knife

Steel / leather
Blade length 140 mm

Manufacturer: Industria JU-CA Tandil Argentina

Acquisition: 1992 Rome Italy gift from Rita Chillemi

inventory n.0097



Facon or Faca knife

Steel
Blade length 120 mm

Manufacturer: Tandil Argentina

Acquisition: 1992 Rome Italy gift from Rita Chillemi

inventory n.0098

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