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    Group Of Eight 1860 - 1890 Knives / Dirks. Group includes the following: 9 1/2" overall with 5" spear point blade with median ridge some light scattered surface rust and salt and peppering. Marked on the ricasso "Man / Hattan / Cutlery / Company". Oval German silver cross guard. The fine condition cylindrical oak one piece grip with brass ferrule at the top is clearly a period replacement, in excellent condition; 8 7/8" overall with 5" spearpoint blade with median ridge that is really excellent with no rust pitting or nicks and retaining much of the original luster. Marked on the obverse ricasso "G. Gelston / Mfg. Co." Actually a mark we have not seen before but the knife certainly appears to be Civil War period or earlier. Oval brass cross guard. Stag/antler plaque grips with small German silver escutcheon pinned to the obverse side. The original scabbard is covered in blue Moroccan leather with gilt embossed decoration along the edges and scrollwork in the center. The German silver throat includes a 2 1/4" long prong on the back for sliding the scabbard over a belt. The tip is missing. The scabbard in excellent sound condition.; 7 5/8" dirk with 4 3/8" spearpoint blade with median ridge. The blade generally smooth and gray with some light sharpening lines along the edges. Marked on the ricasso "NON-XXL / Joseph / Allen & Sons / Sheffield / England" Oval German silver cross guard. Turned black painted wooden grip with 3/8" German silver ferrule at the top which is slightly bent. Grip generally excellent with just one small chip at top. Original front stitched leather scabbard, clearly made without a throat and missing reverse belt loop and likely a tip, else excellent and very sound.; 9" overall with 5" spear point blade with rudimentary median ridge. Blade generally smooth and gray with no nicks, rust or pitting, just some salt and peppering near the tip. Marked on the obverse ricasso "Manson / Sheffield". German silver crossguard with scalloped finials. Horn plaque grips each fastened with four pins. Each side with mother of pear at the pommel and the obverse inlaid with three 1/4" mother of pearl discs. Grips near perfect with just a couple of negligible age hairlines at the edges. Perfectly sound. The original black Moroccan leather scabbard decorated with gilt embossing along the edges. German silver tip and throat perfect but missing the frog stud. A very nice Civil War period dirk.; 8 1/2" long with 4 5/8" spear point blade with median ridge. Blade smooth and gray with absolutely no rust, pitting or nicks and marked on the ricasso, "Standard / Cutlery Co. / England" . Oval German silver cross guard. One piece black horn grip, fluted around the edges with flat sides and tapered at the line decorated 3/8" German silver ferrule where it joins the guard. The scabbard is what we believe to be a nicely made period replacement of heavy leather stitched around the edge with suspension tab with two 2 1/4" slits for belt and a name, which appears to be "O. Bohme" lightly but clearly scratched on the front. Scabbard in excellent sound condition.; C. 1890, 7 1/8" overall with 3 11/16" spearpoint blade with median ridge. Blade about mint and marked with a Canton, Ohio maker although the logo is lightly stamped and the name indecipherable. Nickel silver cross guard with decorative finials. the grip with clear celluloid plaques held by three pins, with a nickel silver bolster at each end. Grip with a few minor cracks but intact and sound. Original brown leather front stitched scabbard made without throat or tip and missing the belt loop, else excellent and perfectly sound.; 9" overall with very heavy 5 1/4" unmarked spearpoint with heavy rounded 7/8" ricasso. Blade about perfect with no rust pitting or nicks. Oval steel crossguard with ball finials. The grip is of wood and decoratively carved with small circular ivory/bone inlays inlaid into each of the high points. There is a 5/8" line decorated German silver ferrule where the grip joins the crossguard. Grip overall about perfect. The original backstitched black leather scabbard with incised line decoration very fine sound condition with just some finish crazing and a couple of tiny spots of flaking. German silver throat and tip, with ball finial. There are the remains of a copper belt loop on the reverse of the throat. An unusual and interesting dirk.; C. 1880 11" overall with 5 7/8" blade with shallow clipped point and 2 1/2" false. The blade is unmarked, about mint and fabricated without a ricasso. S shaped steel cross guard with some scattered salt and peppering, else excellent. The one piece grip of antler with a silver flat cap on the top of the pommel. There is a nickeled, 7/8" decoratively embossed ferrule where the grip joins the guard. The brown leather backstitched scabbard with line decoration is about mint. The German silver tip with ball finial and throat with belt attachment prong are both about perfect, screw fastened , screw missing on throat and with decoratively scalloped edges. A very pretty knife in superb condition. Overall a very interesting group. From the estate of Houston collector Brent Burg.

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