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Article about: sorry i orginally posted on wrong forum i purchased this a number of year ago and was wondering if any collectors knew who wore it, i always belived it to mussolinis body guard but am unsure

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    sorry i orginally posted on wrong forum
    i purchased this a number of year ago and was wondering if any collectors knew who wore it, i always belived it to mussolinis body guard but am unsure..any help would be great
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    Table paperknife ??

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    Hello,

    I have not yet seen a dagger like this and if original, I do not know who wore it. May I ask how you came to the conclusion this style of dagger was used by Mussolini’s guard? I can say with relative confidence that Mussolini’s Rome guard, the 'Musketeers of the Duce' (Moschettieri del Duce); are known to have used this style poignard below as shown in period photographs.
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    Best regards,
    Chris

    "Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also."
    Carl Jung

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    Seen this type of knife already, but cant find any record about it!
    I only found this picture from an auction house, wich show the same knife, just to compare it, but it wont identify it anyway!

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    This is a so called "Podestà" (city mayor during fascist era) knife. It was issued/presented to fascist party officers, some say to celebrate 10th anniversary of the Regime. Seems original to me, and it is also quite uncommon.

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    Quote by christek View Post
    Hello,

    I have not yet seen a dagger like this and if original, I do not know who wore it. May I ask how you came to the conclusion this style of dagger was used by Mussolini’s guard? I can say with relative confidence that Mussolini’s Rome guard, the 'Musketeers of the Duce' (Moschettieri del Duce); are known to have used this style poignard below as shown in period photographs.
    Right. The one you referred is the 1st, early type, this one the second, late version.
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