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    Probably designed for use by a sailor.

    Unique .28 Caliber Percussion Knife Pistol, Circa 1840. 5 1/8" overall when closed. Heavy brass bolsters with decorative embossing. Mother of pearl plaque grips with a couple of minor hairlines and a few chips, but very sound. 4" smoothbore octagonal barrel with percussion nipple at the rear. When the knife is closed the hammer, with decoratively engraved thumb piece, can be cocked, with the screw like attachment functioning as a trigger. Knife blade now 4" with about .25" broken from the tip. Blade also with a few minor nicks but excellent. The other iron tool appears to be a marlin spike, for nautical use in unlaying rope, untying knots etc. Really excellent overall condition and a fascinating combination weapon.

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    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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