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    Unusual Tin Confederate Side Knife 'Prototype.' 9.75" blade, 14" overall length. Sheet tin has been cut, folded and soldered to create a really eccentric hollow production. "Selma Arsenal Alabama" is etched onto one side of the grip, while "Confederate States" and a small First National flag are on the other side. The lower part of the blade is flattened and is missing its tip. The grip has a small split along one seam. Wear and extremely light rusting typical of old tin. This is believed to be the original model of the rare side knife made by the Confederacy's most productive arsenals.

    Provenance: The William Turner Collection


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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