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    Heavy Clip Point Coffin Hilt Bowie by Clarenbach &?Herder, Philadelphia
    Circa 1847-early 1850s. Heavy 8" clip point blade about 1/4"?thick with sharpened false edge, 12-1/2" overall. Checkered, blackened rosewood handles with brass guard and pins. Sheffield style Moroccan leather sheath with nickel silver throat, tip missing. Blade in superb condition showing around 50% original polish, a little scattered spotting and light pitting and a few light sharpening marks. Sheath a likely replacement. Excellent-plus.
    German immigrants Charles Clarenbach and Leopold Herder were primarily manufacturers of scissors and shears. Only four bowie-type knives by the ?rm are presently known to exist.
    From the Ex Jack Royse Collection

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2018
    9th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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