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    Silver Mounted Sheffield Bowie Knife, marked on the obverse ricasso "George/ Berley's/ Celebrated/ (oval cartouche) Cutlery", C. 1850 and 13½" overall, with an 8" blade. The blade is 1/8" thick at the ricasso and 1 3/16" at the widest point, with chamfered 4"' clipped point. Blade very fine with just a hint of sharpening and a tiny chip at the tip. Oval silver cross guard, 13/16" silver grip ferrule decorated with embossed leaves and berries. Deeply checkered (diamond pattern) one piece ebony grip with fan/scalloped silver pommel. Hilt overall about perfect. Original maroon Moroccan leather covered paste board scabbard with gilt embossed decoration. Silver throat with frog stud, tip missing. Scabbard excellent with just one noteworthy chip. A desirable and attractive knife.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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