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    Lot of Six (6) John Gwaltney Custom Knives with Sheaths.

    Comprising of various models and configurations, including a hatchet. GWALTNEY etched on the blades. Various blade lengths from 2-inches to 6-inch not including the hatchet. All fitted with leather sheaths, most with snap enclosures, all marked GWALTNEY as well.
    Note: According to an article published in the Orlando Sentinel in 1988, "Gwaltney's knives take at least 20 hours to craft, knifemaking remains a hobby rather than a profession for him." It also mentions that his handles are made from wood, both domestic and imported, or sometimes from elk or deer horn. This grouping appears to have a mix of all. His work was featured at the Knoxville World's Fair, and two pieces are in the permanent art collection of the state of Georgia.

    Condition: Good as configured. Some marks, scratches overall [including on blades] due to poor storage and handling. Some appear to have been sharpened. Some oxidation and discoloration to brass parts. Leather sheaths with moderate wear, scuffs and soil residue. Verdigris present.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2020
    7th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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