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    Unmarked, Probably Sheffield, Heavy Clipped Point Bowie Knife C. 1850, with Magnificent Sheath. 13" overall, heavy 8" blade, 3/16" thick at the short ricasso, 1½" wide just above the ricasso with chamfered edge 5" deep clipped point. Blade excellent with just some staining mixed with mint luster, just a tiny chip at the tip, negligible. Oval German silver cross guard with silver grip ferrule. One piece ivory grip with shell/fan carving at the pommel. Hilt about perfect, grip with nice mellow patina and just one very minor age crack. The original red moroccan leather covered paste board scabbard embossed on both sides with oak leaf, acorn and floral motifs with spread wing American eagle and shield in the center. Some age darkening but excellent. A wonderful knife with an exceptional scabbard.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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