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Good evening everyone, I saw this dagger at an antique store today and was wondering what this is? Is it a souvenir piece? Has anyone seen another one?

 

Thanks for any info!

Jacob

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It looks like all the markings are etched, there are no issued blades like this, and so, at best, a personal use item bought somewhere and embellished.Without provenance or tie to a specific Marines, it's just a curiosity.

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Yep, I'm going to say that this Hispanic Marine was merely proud of his heritage/branch of service and decide to showcase it by personalizing his blade a bit. :)

Jamie

 

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ludwigh1980

Tampico Affair 1914 capture? If not too expensive I would buy it.

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San Diego Marine on a weekend excursion across the border also may have picked it up for use in the field

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teufelhunde.ret

Appears to me as a WW2 era bolo/machete. A full view of the handle may provide more clues.


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San Diego Marine on a weekend excursion across the border also may have picked it up for use in the field

 

Having grown up a few mlles from Tijuana I agree.

 

Without being able to see the blade, it looks somewhat like a Mexican Bowie knife, which have longer, narrower blades compared to the US-style Bowies. Mexican Bowies are often seen with a personalized etching on the blade, usually thanking someone.

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