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    Silver Mounted Sheffield Folding Knife C. 1850. 12 1/2" overall with 5 1/2" spear point double edged blade. Blade with smooth gray patina and just some very minor scattered salt and peppering. No maker's mark visible on the rudimentary ricasso. 1 7/8" X 2 1/8" silver bolster with snake crossguard and snake head quillons. Embossed leaf design with the head of a mythological creature in the center surrounded by a semicircle design. Mother of pearly plaque grips with delicate floral engraving, one crack but no loss, easily repaired. 1" X 1 3/8" pommel decorated with scrollwork and the head of what appears to be a wolf. Mountings and grips about perfect with just untouched patina. While retaining the internal spring the knife is missing the locking mechanism. Still a very nice scarce mid 19th century 'folder'.

    From the estate of Houston collector Brent Burg.


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    June, 2012
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