C. 1850 Silver Mounted Sheffield Folding Knife. 11" overall with blade open, the blade being single edged and 5" long. Marked on the obverse "REGISTERED BY GOVERNMENT / FEBRUARY 9 1850 No 2180." Maker mark on the ricasso difficult to discern because of the bolster but "Sheffield" very clear. Blade excellent with just smooth gray patina, no rust, pitting or nicks. The 1" X 1 3/4" silver bolster decorated with embossed scrollwork. Some minor damage to the 5" horn plaque grip at the top and missing a 1 1/8" long inlay in the center. There are two 1/8" German silver silver circular inlays. The reverse with identical bolster and plain horn plaque grip perfect. There is another 2 1/2" blade that folds out. The spring loaded locking mechanism is in place and pressure on the small blade will release the locking mechanism. Very nice scarce 'folder' with just some very minor damage.

    From the estate of Houston collector Brent Burg.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Miscellaneous Collectibles, Small (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2012
    9th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 502

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

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

    Floor auctions

    Open for bidding: (View All)

    Fine Art
    Ends on 01/30/2018

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    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
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 September 13 Books Signature Auction Books - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The resulting auction of my property overwhelmed me. I want to thank Tom Slater and the Heritage team for a very satisfactory experience and profitable result with my historical consignment.
    Henry L.,
    Lexington, KY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 December 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 December 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,735,590