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    Unusual Form Fine Quality Naval Dirk C. 1825. 10 1/2" overall with 5 1/8" etched double edged blade with deep narrow central fuller. Blade covered on both sides with floral/geometric/scroll motifs on both sides and excellent with no rust, pitting or nicks. The slightly ovoid cross guard retains much of a silver finish and is plain on the bottom and decorated for its circumference with relief laurel leaves and berries on the top. One small nick else perfect. One piece ivory grip with a very small silver ferrule at the base and silver pommel with tiny hallmarks decorated with extensive scroll embossing. Grip with nice mellow patina, pommel perfect. The all brass scabbard is engraved on the face from top to bottom with floral/scroll/geometric motifs and plain on the back with the exception of a presentation inscription in olde English "H. H. FROM T. F.". There is no sign the scabbard ever carried a frog stud but there appears to be a small pin on the side of the scabbard where there may once have been a ring mount. Very unusual little dirk and doubtless English.

    From the estate of Houston collector Brent Burg.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2012
    9th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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