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    Fine Condition US M1849 Rifleman's Knife And Scabbard By Ames. Probably the rarest of all the US Military issue edged weapons, with this being en excellent example. 11 7/8" blade with 4 1/2" false edge, rudimentary median ridge and 'pen knife' like ricasso. Fine markings including Ames markings with 1849 date on blade with US and inspector's mark (WD) on blade and inspector's marks, WD and J. W. R. on brass cross guard. Blade excellent with generally smooth gray patina, just one very small edge nick 3 1/2" from the tip and some scattered scratches. There is a small area of very light, almost salt and pepper pitting on each side of the blade in two areas along the back edge and on the obverse at the tip, minor. Brass cross guard perfect with nice untouched patinas. Plaque wood grips excellent with three iron rivets and brass rimmed lanyard loop hole. Grips overall very nice with nice light patina. Just some minor scattered dents and a tiny 3/4" age hairline at the cross guard on the obverse, very minor and the grip perfectly sound. The original scabbard is really excellent with just a couple of cracks in the finish but no flaking and as sound as new. Brass throat with frog stud exhibiting the letter "D" and having a couple of tiny dents. Lower mount missing one of the tiny brass rivets on the reverse, with a few small dents but also really excellent. A very fine example of this very rare US military issue knife that is rarely offered for sale on the open market.

    Estimate: $8,000 - up.

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    December, 2012
    8th Saturday
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