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    Lot of Two Horsehead Folding Bowie Knives.
    (1) Circa 1830s-1850s. 8-1/8"?closed lockback folding bowie knife with clip point blade marked SAMUEL?C?WRAGG FURNA[ce Hill Sheffield] and IMPROVED?PATENT?CUTLERY. Wooden handle scales with ivory and pearl inlays, nickel silver horsehead pommel with cannon and anchor motif. Handle scales are old replacements, guard quillons have been clipped off to form bolsters. Blade is loose, has been cleaned and is about 3/4"?short. Poor. (2) Circa 1850s-1880s. 5-1/4"?closed lockback folding bowie knife with clip point blade marked WINGFIELD?&?ROWBOTHAM SHEFFIELD?and angel trademark. Stag handle scales with patch in obverse side, small hairline crack on reverse, locking latch may be a replacement. Excellent.
    (1) Ex. Steve Miller collection, pictured in:
    "Louisville Kentucky Knife Show"?in Knife World, Feb. 1979, p.17
    Miller, Steve. "Folding Bowie Knives, The Bowie's First Cousin" in American Blade July-Aug 1973.
    Miller, Steve. "Plain &?Fancy, The Sheffield Bowie Knife" in The Gun Report, Nov. 1973.
    From the Ex Jack Royse Collection.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2018
    9th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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