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    Shell Pommel Clip Point Bowie by W.R. Goulding, New York. Circa 1837-1853. 6-1/8" clip point blade, almost a straight back, with sharpened false edge, marked on the ricasso GOULDING?&?CO. NEW?YORK. 10-7/8" overall. A portion of the original leather cushion remains on the blade side of the guard. Ebony handle with nickel silver guard, ferrule, and shell pommel. Superb original red Morocco leather sheath with nickel silver tip and throat, and an iron frog stud. Blade has been lightly cleaned, revealing a crack in the blade about 1-3/4"?back from the point. Sheath tip has been reglued. Very good.
    William R. Goulding was a New York surgical instrument maker who was involved in several different partnerships over the years; this particular marking suggests manufacture during 1852-1853 but the style of the knife could date it earlier.
    From the Ex Jack Royse Collection

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    December, 2018
    9th Sunday
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