Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    "Fierce Indian"?Folding Bowie Knife by S.C. Wragg.
    Circa 1845-1850. Two blade folding bowie knife, 7-1/4" closed, marked on both blades S.C. WRAGG, No. 25 FURNACE?HILL?SHEFFIELD. Wooden scales with 'fierce Indian' stamped bolsters. Blades have been cleaned and may be replacements. Chip missing from reverse handle and there are a few fine cracks as well. Very good.
    The design of this knife, its stamped bolsters and a similarly decorated blade design were registered with the British Patent Office on January 25, 1845. The unusual ?gures stamped into the bolsters may represent the English makers' conception of Native Americans.
    From the Ex Jack Royse Collection.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2018
    9th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 329

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $49), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 43 days left to consign to the 2020 April 23 Historical Manuscripts Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    You reach a customer base that is in many ways completely unknown to the major auction houses, and your marketing to this base is as professional as one could hope for. As I continue to wind down my holdings.
    Michael Z.,
    Hawthorne, NY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 December 14 Historic Flags of World War II Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 December 14 Historic Flags of World War II Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,022,424