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1) Unmarked Unwin & Rodgers-style 2-bladed knife pistol. Percussion bbl is German silver 3-1/2″. Knife is 10″ overall with double edged 3-1/2″ blade. 2) 13-1/4″ overall, 8-1/2″ clip point blade marked “EDWARD / BARNES & SONS / CELEBRATED / DIRK KNIFE”. Patriotic American eagle pommeled cutlery grip is occasionally seen in Civil War photography and several examples are excavated from Civil War sites. 3) Most unusual stag cutlery grip knife with carved horse head with glass eyes appears contemporary to period. Blade is no doubt antebellum with numerous cyphers and motto “RIO GRANDE CAMP KNIFE”. Maker’s mark on ricasso “S.C. WRAGG / 25 / FURNACE HILL / SHEFFIELD”. Knife is 13″ overall with 7-3/8″ clip point blade. Scabbard is German silver mounted with gilt embossing, missing drag & frog button. 4) Circa 1890, “JOSEPH ALLEN & SONS SHEFFIELD ENGLAND” marked on ricasso. “NON*XLL” longitudinally on blade in large letters. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Phil A. Bleakney, Jr. CONDITION: 1) Good to very good overall. Trigger & firing mechanism complete and partially functional. Blades are gray with staining & pitting overall, one being serrated saw blade. German silver mounts & backstrap have numerous small dings & dents. Stag grips with hand worn patina. Knife still retains one of two additional tools, a pair of tweezers, but pick missing. Blade lock is complete but does not retain blade in locked position. 2) Very good overall. Blade has staining & pitting. Markings clear & discernible. Grip very good to fine with good detail. Scabbard very good, complete gilt decoration with matching patinas to crossguard, well fit. 3) Very good overall. Blade is gray with fine markings, staining & pitting. Carved stag grip has good hand worn patina. Scabbard appears orig, though missing drag. 4) Very good to fine overall. Blade is gray/bright with good markings. 49059-146, 49059-212, 49059-214, 49059-221, JS (3,000-4,000) – Lot 1160

Auction: Firearms - October 2015
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