Attribution: The dagger is attributed as per inscription on the blade and typical manner of blade decoration, specific to the works of Toledo weapons factory of the second half of the 19th century. According to its shape, the dagger is decorated as the North American hunting 'bowie' knife that became popular in the 19th century.
'Navajo' Folding Knife
Attribution: The museum's inventory attributes the knife as made in Spain in the second half of the 19th century. However, the use of white metal alloy in the handle suggests that it was made closer to the late 19th-early 20th century. The knife has all the typical features of the Navajo national knife that was widespread from the 18th century and very popular thanks to its qualities: it was convenient to bear and to use either in combat or everyday life. The knife came from the K.E. Voroshilov collection of weapons.
Attribution: The museum's inventory attributes the dagger as a stiletto, made in Spain or Italy in the late 16th – early 17th century. However, there is not a single analogue among daggers and stilettos of that epoch at least resembling this object. Its handle and blade resemble the shape of the eastern samples, first of all, the qama-dagger. Yet, the ornament of the dagger and specific openwork slots on the blade's fullers prove the European origin of this sample. Most likely this is a paper knife made in the historicism style in the 19th century that served as a cabinet decoration. The knife was presented by N.N. Penton-Snesareva to the Ministry of Culture of the USSR.
Knife and Sheath
Attribution: The museum's inventory says that the knife was made presumably in Finland in the 20th century. However, the inscription on the handle gives clear evidence of the production centre – Umeа, Sweden. The image of the northern deer head on the handle can be also connected to the production centre since three deer heads are on the Umea coat of arms. The knife has a traditional Scandinavian shape and typical sheath, the decoration of which may tell about the possible time of production – the 1950-1970s.