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Hmong Knife
Traditional knife of the Hmong, who inhabit the mountains of China, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand. The blade is thick and sturdy.

The Hmong fought against the communists in Vietnam and Laos, during the Vietnam War, often with Special Forces or CIA advisors. Many Hmong became refugees, following the 1975 fall of Vietnam and Laos to the communists, in order to escape communist retribution.

This knife was likely a souvenir brought back by a returning U.S. Veteran or brought over by a Hmong who resettled in the USA. The U.S. Hmong population is most concentrated in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and California (where this piece was found).

9.625 244
14.625
371
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