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    Push Dagger by Will &?Finck, San Francisco
    Circa 1863-1890s. California-style push dagger with 5-1/8" blade, 6-1/2" overall, marked WILL?&?FINCK S.F. CAL (also a trace of same marking on reverse side). Rosewood handle is attached by means of a slotted nickel silver nut, with an unusual nickel silver staple atop it. The blade's ricasso has a divot for the "instant-release'?version of Will &?Finck's patented screw-down mounting clip, for mounting the knife inside one's coat upside-down where it would be readily accessible in an time of need. No sheath. Blade with moderate sharpening. Very good.

    While believed to have first gained popularity in New Orleans, San Francisco became the second-best known city for push daggers; authentic examples such as this one are quite rare.
    From the Ex Jack Royse Collection.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2018
    9th Sunday
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