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    16th Century Spanish Style Dagger Found Near Olathe, Kansas. In 1541 Francisco Vasquez de Coronado's expedition was moving through the great plains of America on the hunt for the wealthy civilization of Quivira. The consignor states that this dagger was found in central Kansas near the city of Olathe, certainly within the expedition's route. The dagger is approximately 12" overall with a 7½" double-sided iron blade and integrally forged reinforced tang with threaded octagonal pommel nut. The dagger has a 5" bronze guard of a type found on Spanish daggers of the period. The dagger is in dug condition with some degradation and pitting on the iron blade and tang. Otherwise it is a fantastic relic which might possibly have been carried by one of Coronado's men. Included in the lot is a modern knife, custom made by Keith Murr which is very much in the style of the found Spanish knife and gives an idea of what the knife may have looked like when new. The bright, double-sided blade measures 7¾", 13½" overall, and is marked "Murr 93" on the blade near the hilt. The knife features a polished wood handle, 5½" brass guard and turned brass pommel cap. This modern copy is in excellent condition.

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    December, 2010
    11th Saturday
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