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    Sailor's Knife with Marlin Spike and Leather Sheath, early 1800s. This appears to be the original leather sheath; it has a hard wood handle where the spike lays inside, and fancy German silver work between handle and blade. The Marlin spike was used by sailors to undo knots on ropes. Measures approximately 5", overall length 9.5". From the Emory A. Cantey Western Collection.

    Condition:
    Fine, blade rusted, small chips on blade.


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    January, 2009
    23rd-25th Friday-Sunday
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