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    Large Antique English Clip-Point Bowie Knife by George Wostenholm & Son, Sheffield. Having a heavy 10-inch clip-point blade 4 ½-inch back edge and left side marked: G. Wostenholm & Son/Washington Works/Sheffield. Ricasso marked: I*XL. German silver straight crossguard of ovoid form. Integral steel tang. Staghorn grip scales, held in place by four brass rivets. German silver escutcheon on left side of grip, crudely inscribed with legend: "E.T. Owens." A cryptic "IV" is also carved on the left grip scale, near the end of the escutcheon. Contained in a relined brown leather scabbard with German silver mounts, the throat with a heart-shaped cut-out and single metal belt loop. Condition: Very good. Blade shows sharpening, scattered wear and pitting present. Hilt fine with wear commensurate with age of knife. Scabbard relined and showing minor wear to mounts.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2013
    9th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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