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This knife measures 16-1/2″ overall with blade 1-7/8″ wide and over 12″ long. Blade exhibits faceting on top edge and a 6″ beveled clip. There are several partially discernible mottoes on blade as can be seen in photos along with clear makers mark “G. WOSTENHOLM & SONS / WASHINGTON WORKS / SHEFFIELD”. Knife is German silver mounted including scabbard along with orig ivory slab grips. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Blade is grey overall with pinprick pitting and mottoes partially discernible including “Hunters Companion”, “IXL” and an American eagle. Makers mark is clearly stamped on ricasso. We have not seen a full lion by this particular maker before and though blade and pommels are no doubt mid-19th Century it is known that some of these knives were mounted later in the 20th Century. Scabbard body embossed “IXL” appears orig though German silver scabbard mounts are possibly restored. Grip slabs are “certifiable pre-ban ivory” and orig to manufacture of knife. 49471-1 JS IVORY (2,000-4,000) – Lot 1162

Auction: Firearms - October 2015
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