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99.9% sure this is an Iron Knife.
It feels heavy & when held it seems to be balanced in a way that it tends towards a downward force. Makes think maybe for butchery? So I'm not sure it's proper name or use.
I don't know if it's 200 years old or 2000.
What catches my eye is the slightly off-centre square pommel which I have no idea how they forged that one, must of been tough as I see no joins.

Any ideas?

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To me, it looks like an ancient Roman dagger.
Can't be a dagger as such, because it only has 1 sharp edge. The top of the knife is quite thick & tappers down to the bottom of the blade.
 
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That's a cool find! To me that knife appears to made in 1500-1600's possibly older. To me also it has a Roman look to it. I make & collect knives soo I'll have to do some digging on this 1. Very cool find!!! If it could be put in a mild electrolysis & see how pommel is attached will say/give a lot of info on the knife.
 
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That's a cool find! To me that knife appears to made in 1500-1600's possibly older. To me also it has a Roman look to it. I make & collect knives soo I'll have to do some digging on this 1. Very cool find!!! If it could be put in a mild electrolysis & see how pommel is attached will say/give a lot of info on the knife.
Yeah, it stumped me, if Roman (& I didn't want to jump the gun), it would be a super rare find. I keep flip-flopping all over the place. Medieval seems believable as well.
I will do some electrolysis when it dries out.
 
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You know anyone with a xrf gun? If Roman I would think it be bronze. If it was of the iron age it be black and not rusting, as pure iron doesn't rust. The swords commonly in use in Europe in the Middle Ages were made of steel. Steel is an alloy of iron and carbon, and iron heated properly over a charcoal fire becomes steel.
 
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If you do not know the exact date it is a general term that means "very old":clock:
Vintage does not mean "very old" is a phrase that can apply to any item, as wine, cabbage patch doll.


"When an antique dealer uses the word “vintage” to describe an item it actually reveals nothing about that item unless it is used with a date or even an era. To describe something as “a vintage 1865 photograph,” “a vintage late-Victorian settee” or “a vintage 1983 Cabbage Patch Doll” tells us quite a bit if you are familiar with photographs, Victorian furniture or Cabbage Patch Dolls. The word “vintage” alone tells us not much. If you plan on using the word “vintage” to describe items in your stock, remember that the word is incomplete and uninformative without a date."
 
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Nice find that is for sure :)
 
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