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    Group Of Four Bowie Knives, Circa 1860-1870. Group includes the following: 12 1/2" overall with 7 7/8" clipped point blade with 4" false edge. Marked on the reverse on flat panel at the top of the blade "NON-Xll" and on the ricasso "Joseph / Allen & Sons / Sheffield / England". Blade with some very light salt and peppering on the upper half, actually more on the order of simply darks patina, else smooth and gray. No rust, pitting or nicks. Oval German silver cross guard. Stag/antler plaque grips with the initials "RP" neatly carved in 3/8" high letters on the obverse grip. Hilt perfect. What appears to be the original, very heavy, leather scabbard deeply embossed with scroll work on the face,Scabbard in excellent sound condition with just some finish crackling and only a few tiny spots of flaking. Very impressive, and the suspension tab with two 3" slits for belt.; 12 1/2" overall with 8" clipped point blade with 3 3/4" false edge. Blade generally smooth and light gray with no nicks rust or pitting and marked on the reverse ricasso "Cambridge / Cutlery Co. / Sheffield / England". Oval German silver cross guard. Stag/antler plaque grips perfect with nice untouched patina. The scabbard is an old handmade, crudely side stitched replacement with 2 3/8" belt loop on the back. Obviously used with this knife for a very long time.; 11" overall with 6 3/4" clipped point blade with 2 3/4" false edge. Blade generally smooth with some small scattered spots of salt and peppering and a few shallow edge nicks, easily removed. Oval German silver cross guard. Stag/antler plaque grips perfect with nice dark smooth patina. Front stitched brown leather scabbard with belt loop tab having incised line decoration and with 2" slits for belt. There is a 1 3/4' crack, with no loss along one back edge else about perfect.; Unusual knife, possibly for Naval use. 9 3/4" overall with 5 1/8" clipped point blade with 1 5/8" false edge. Blade overall bright and clean with just two small edge nicks else about perfect. Marked on the reverse ricasso "NON-XXL" and on the obverse "Joseph / Allen & Sons / Sheffield / England". the one piece grip is 4 3/8" long and fabricated of ebony. There is a 5/16" German silver ferrule at the top. The grip itself is slightly ovoid in cross section and covered with finely executed diamond shaped checkering on both faces with plain, rounded 1/8" panels on both sides. The pommel exhibits unusual but doubtless functional turnings with a relief ring and a flared pommel cut at an angle on the top. The grip is absolutely perfect. The scabbard is backstitched and of heavy black leather. Excellent sound condition with just some flaking. Retains the original 4 1/2" long belt loop attached with two piece copper rivets. The scabbard is form fitted to not only the blade but the grip as well and when the knife is fully in the scabbard only 1 1/8" of the grip is exposed. A beautiful little knife. Impressive grouping. From the estate of Houston collector Brent Burg.

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    December, 2012
    8th Saturday
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