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    U.S. Military Issue Hicks Knife Variant, C. 1840, as Produced by A. Hicks of Cleveland, Ohio. A number of variants of the basic form have surfaced over the years, this being an example. 13" overall with 8 1/8" blade. The basic configuration is a spear point with a rudimentary 2" sharpened false edge. The blade is slightly wasp waisted, 1 5/16" wide at the base and exhibits a median ridge. Blade shows evidence of sharpening, and some scattered nicks, but generally dark and smooth. The one piece brass guard/bolster is typically Hicks with exposed wood where the blade enters the guard. The dark hardwood grip is mounted with brass straps which are affixed at each side with six small iron screws, while the pommel cap utilizes four. The brass grip escutcheons are possibility replacements and are affixed with brass pins. Hilt show wear and use but totally untouched since the period of use. The heavy leather scabbard is also typically Hicks, stitched at both sides, with what appears to be a tarred finish, and a suspension loop. Heavy brass and the throat reinforced with two loops of thick brass wire. Scabbard in very good sound condition. A rare knife in any condition.

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    November, 2008
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